The New Zealand Government has announced the next steps in re-opening our borders. Fully vaccinated New Zealanders will find it easier to come home from January 2022, with foreign nationals to follow from April onwards, as managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) requirements are removed for most travellers.
? Working with ep.education:
We're excited to learn about this announcement. It's a positive sign for New Zealand schools and early childhood centres and our international teachers. We're still waiting for the finer details of the border re-opening before we support more overseas-trained teachers.
Right now, our priority is the current Border Exception. A limited number of schools meet the exception criteria, so our consultants prioritise educators who match our client schools/centres for Term 1 start dates. With borders opening from 30 April 2022, we will be working with our schools/centres to support their needs from Term 2 onwards.
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We'll be delivering a series of webinars in various time zones on Teaching in New Zealand in 2022. So keep an eye out for the link to sign up. In the meantime, have you completed the Prepare to Teach in New Zealand Checklist? Don't have teacher registration yet? Then, here's the video you need to watch!
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Here's what you need to know about the "medium-risk" pathway:
? For Foreign Nationals:
- All fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to NZ from 30 April 2022 onwards, with the re-opening staged over time. This may be staged by visa category.
? For Kiwis & NZ Residents
- 17 January 2022 - Fully vaccinated Kiwis can travel to NZ from Australia without staying in MIQ.
- 14 February 2022 - Fully vaccinated Kiwis can travel to NZ from all but Very High-Risk countries.
- Unvaccinated citizens/residents will require seven days in MIQ, followed by three days of home isolation.
✈️ You will require:
- a negative pre-departure test
- proof of being fully vaccinated
- a passenger declaration about travel history
- a day 0/1 test on arrival
- a requirement to self-isolate for seven days, and
- a final negative test before entering the community