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New Zealand Scraps Covid Test Rule for People Entering Country

Travelers arrive at Auckland International Airport in New Zealand.

Travelers arrive at Auckland International Airport in New Zealand.

Photographer: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images

Travelers to New Zealand will no longer need to provide a negative Covid-19 test before they arrive in the country from next week.

The requirement will be lifted from 11:59 p.m. on June 20, according to a statement from Covid-19 Response Minister Ayesha Verrall on Thursday. The government had previously signaled the need for the test would stop in late July.