12 June 2020 – Border exceptions to support families and economic recovery

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Immigration, Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Immigration NZ

Overview: Changes allows certain exemptions to border controls, notably to international syndicates challenging the America’s Cup yacht race in March 2021
Full details here: https://www.mbie.govt.nz/about/news/helping-families-reunite-and-supporting-economic-recovery-with-border-exceptions/

Type of Justification: economic imperative
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: “”The Government and Auckland Council have made significant commitments and investments in building infrastructure for the event. The America’s Cup would not be able to go ahead unless these international syndicate teams are allowed entry into New Zealand.” According to Minister Twyford