Easing Border Restrictions Plan to COVID-19 May 2020

This Plan outlines Te Marae Ora’s actions regarding the phased and safe easing of border restriction measures while minimising public health risks


This plan provides the framework to safely lift border restrictions based on clear understanding of the disease transmission patterns in potential travel zones.

Principles for easing border restrictions:

  1. Decisions will be informed by the best available information
  2. Inclusive decisions involve border agencies
  3. Human rights apply
  4. Vulnerable populations are protected
  5. Phased approach (for example open to Auckland first)
  6. Border restrictions may tighten or relax depending on epidemic trajectories
  7. Health system preparedness and readiness are optimised