New Zealand, which is promoting relaxation of border measures for the new coronavirus, has resumed accepting tourists and international students from Japan and other countries for the first time in about two years on the condition of vaccination.

In New Zealand, foreigners have been banned from entering the country in principle since March, but from the end of February, the easing of border measures will be gradually promoted, and from the 2nd, vaccination proof and negative test proof will be required. , We have resumed accepting travelers from Japan and other countries.

Specifically, tourists and international students from countries such as Japan and the United States that do not require visas for short-term stays are eligible in 60 countries.

At Auckland Airport in New Zealand, on the 2nd, we saw people rejoicing at reuniting with friends and family for the first time in a while.

The two who visited from the United States on their honeymoon said, "I'm very excited because it's been a place I've always wanted to visit. I want to enjoy rafting and so on."

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that the recovery of the tourism industry is indispensable for the recovery of the economy that was hit by the new coronavirus, and it is expected that travel for tourism purposes from overseas and full-scale resumption of business will be in the future. It has been.