The New Zealand government announced it will ban all cruise ships from its ports until at least June 30, due to the global spread of Coronavirus.
The new rule went into effect after a cabinet meeting of the New Zealand government on Saturday. The decision will be reviewed in 16 days.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday said the COVID-19 pandemic now represented “unprecedented times’’.
“I make no apologies,’’ she said.
“New Zealand will have the widest-ranging and toughest border restrictions of anyone in the world.”