Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Act powers extended to May 2023
In 2020, the Government fast-tracked legislation to respond appropriately and efficiently to immigration issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak. This legislation provided additional powers to the Minister of Immigration for 12 months. These temporary COVID-19 immigration powers have now been extended to 2023.
The 2021 Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Act has a few differences to the 2020 Immigration (COVID-19 response) Amendment Act.
This extension will provide continued flexibility to support migrants and industries, and help to manage border restrictions.
More information on the official website of New Zealand Government