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Research Note: Safe Arrivals

Up to a million Kiwis live overseas with a right to return to New Zealand. While the country is now effectively free of Covid-19, with cases only in the country’s quarantine facilities, the pandemic rages abroad and is unlikely to abate anytime soon. Even if a vaccine is developed this year, scaling up its production will take time. In the meantime, the Government must scale up its own capabilities and capacity within its managed isolation and quarantine facilities.This report provides... Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Research Note
24 July, 2020

Media Release: Border entry can be safely scaled-up, new report says

Wellington, 23 July 2020 – New Zealand needs to ‘raft up’ with other Covid-free countries while building stronger border capabilities, according to a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. And a voucher programme for helping returning Kiwis cover the cost of managed isolation could help New Zealand’s managed isolation system safely scale up. The report Safe Arrivals begins from the principle that safe entry should be allowed and that risky entry must be made safe. Read more

Media Release
24 July, 2020

Eric Crampton on how New Zealand’s border capabilities can be safely scaled-up

Eric Crampton discusses his new report on how New Zealand’s border capabilities can be safely scaled-up with Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB. He says instead of charging returning Kiwis for their stay in managed isolation, the government could provide them with vouchers. It would help offset the cost of a stay at a basic facility. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Newstalk ZB - Mike Hosking Breakfast
24 July, 2020

Oliver Hartwich on ABC Radio National

New Zealand is envied for its zero community cases of Covid-19, but the economy is hurting and the current hard border closure is controversial.Oliver Hartwich talks to Phillip Adams on ABC Radio National about how successful New Zealand really is. They also discuss a range of other topics, including the upcoming election and referendums, monetary policy and immigration. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
ABC Radio National
23 July, 2020

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