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More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel.



North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks during a briefing on North Carolina's coronavirus pandemic response Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at the NC Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)


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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks during a briefing on North Carolina’s coronavirus pandemic response Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at the NC Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)

The people were released before testing positive and were potentially contagious, but so far testing has shown no evidence the virus has spread in the community. New Zealand has managed to stamp out community transmission of the virus.



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.  (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)


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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said Thursday

Canada to quarantine travelers, suspend flights south

TORONTO (AP) — Primary Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday declared stricter limits on tourists in reaction to new, most likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus — which includes producing it mandatory for vacationers to quarantine in a resort at their have expense when they get there in Canada and suspending airline support to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations till April 30.

Trudeau reported in addition to the pre-boarding examination Canada previously requires, the govt will be introducing necessary PCR tests at the airport for folks returning to Canada.

“Travelers will then have to wait around for up to a few days at an authorized lodge for their test success, at their possess expenditure, which is expected to be additional than $2,000,” Trudeau said.

“Those with unfavorable test effects will then be capable to quarantine at dwelling under significantly enhanced surveillance and enforcement.”

He stated the evaluate will be

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel.

The people were released before testing positive and were potentially contagious, but so far testing has shown no evidence the virus has spread in the community. New Zealand has managed to stamp out community transmission of the virus.

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said Thursday that as an interim measure, travelers would need to stay in their hotel rooms for the final days of their 14-day mandatory quarantine, and would also face stricter controls around leaving their rooms at other times.

Health authorities believe the three people at the hotel caught the virus from another returning traveler, who had the South African variant.

Meanwhile, Australia has extended its suspension on quarantine-free travel from New