New Zealand immigration recently extended the exemption for border closures to the 31st August 2020. This applies to critical health workers who may be current or new employees (start date March to 31 August 2020) delivering critical services within the NZ health and disability system.
For more detail click the following link: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/border-closures-and-exceptions
As most international travel has been frozen or significantly reduced due to COVID-19, it has been challenging for non-residents to make their way to New Zealand. Certain airlines are reestablishing flights to Auckland over the next month. Emirates will start flying from Dubai to Auckland from mid-July and Singapore Airlines beginning of July. Air New Zealand has a reduced flight schedule for long-haul services from Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai.
To check availability please go to the airlines directly.
If you have a question about coming to New Zealand or would like to know about the current opportunities available, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Angela & Rachel
Hospital Staff Solutions
For more information about COVID-19 in New Zealand click here.