The pandemic that is COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) has changed the world and totally changed how we interact. The COVID-19 disease is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus; it is commonly transmitted through droplets caused by an infected person directly through sneezing, coughing or exhaling. A person may be infected by inhaling these droplets that linger in the air or by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching their mouth, eyes or nose. At time of writing, there have been over 148 million cases in the world with countries such as America, India, Brazil, France and United Kingdom being the hardest hit whilst New Zealand remains to be the envy of the world with how their government have handled the pandemic.
Whilst New Zealanders continue living and go about their daily lives like the pandemic never occurred, the people from United States of America and UK are still battling with lockdowns and restrictions filled with frustration. Considering how well New Zealand has approached the pandemic and protected its citizens, we’re all thinking whether or not we could enlist in the services of Auckland movers to relocate to New Zealand’s biggest city to escape COVID-19.
The truth is that entry to New Zealand from all countries remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 unless you are in a quarantine-free travel zone. This currently means that only people arriving from Australia, Cook Islands or Niue are permitted to enter. Unless you satisfy a list of critical purpose reasons to travel, which include temporary work visa holders who are outside New Zealand but have lived in the country for a period of time before departing, family or partners of permanent residents, critical health workers, people traveling for humanitarian reasons or students who have been nominated by their education provider.
There is no doubt that New Zealand has won many over with how they’ve dealt with the coronavirus and eliminated the virus within their borders, it is not to be underestimated why many people are considering to relocate. For many abroad, moving to Auckland may not be possible right now with strict border controls and measures but I wouldn’t be surprised if there was an influx to emigrate in the future.