Hope New Zealand's temporary travel ban from India will be lifted after April 28: MEA

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New Delhi, Apr 8 (PTI) The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said it hopes that the New Zealand government's temporary ban on travellers coming...
from India due to a surge in COVID-19 cases among visitors to that country would be lifted after April 28 so that an attempt to move towards normalcy in movement can be made.

This is the first time that New Zealand has imposed a temporary ban on the entry of travellers coming from India, including its citizens. The ban, from April 11 to 28, was announced by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

The travel restriction comes after New Zealand recorded 23 new positive COVID-19 cases in managed isolation on Thursday, of which 17 came from India, reports said quoting the country's Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.

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