After being put on hold due to an outbreak of Delta, vaccinated seasonal workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu will be able to travel to New Zealand from October. Workers will not need to go through managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ), the Government says.
As many as 150 Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers are currently being let into managed isolation every two weeks, but the one-way travel corridor will allow everyone from those Pacific nations to skip managed isolation.
Workers will need to be vaccinated with at least one dose pre-departure, complete a period of self-isolation on arrival and return negative Covid-19 tests at Day 0 and Day 5, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said.
Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce will keep you up to date as plans are set in stone and dates announced.