The first seasonal workers in New Zealand’s one-way travel bubble with three Pacific countries have arrived in Christchurch from Vanuatu. 154 workers will help industries like horticulture, which is reliant on seasonal workers from the Pacific. The charter flight landed at Christchurch Airport from Port Villa early Monday. The workers bypass the mandatory two-week stay in managed isolation but have to complete a five-day isolation period at their place of work .. undergoing day zero and day five Covid-19 tests. To be eligible to bypass MIQ, seasonal workers must have had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine before travelling, and those who were not fully vaccinated must complete the process in New Zealand. Vanuatu is one of few countries to remain Covid-free. Meanwhile, seasonal workers from Samoa and Tonga are expected to fly into the country from October 12.
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