Another “interesting” locked-down month we have experienced. I hope you have been well and spent memorable times with your loved ones.
There were some promising plans announced by the Government this month.
New Zealand will begin testing home isolation instead of MIQ for vaccinated people this year, with a new border system based on low, medium and high-risk entry paths kicking in from early 2022.
The new border system will assess people’s risk individually:
• Low risk: Vaccinated travellers from low risk countries: no isolation required
• Medium risk: Vaccinated travellers from medium risk countries: modified isolation requirements
• High risk: Unvaccinated travellers and all travellers from high risk countries: 14 days in MIQ
The system will also require pre-departure tests and further testing for travellers coming into New Zealand.
Countries will be grouped according to risk. Factors considered will be the number of active cases, prevalence of variants of concern, and vaccination rates.
Hopefully, if all goes according to plan, the border will be somewhat open and the demand for apartments will return to its pre-covid levels.
As always, feel free to give me a call should you wish to discuss the rental market or simply wish to have a friendly chat.
Ali Karambayev, on behalf of our team at OneCiti.