Southern Lakes overseas tourism effectively shut down by PM
The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just announced that all overseas arrivals in New Zealand will need to self isolate for 14 days.
The move affects not just overseas citizens but returning New Zealanders as well.
The PM has said that people will have to "organise their own private transport" from the port of entry. Domestic travel within NZ after returning from overseas will not be allowed.
The Prime Minister said New Zealand needed to act "hard and fast" in order to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.
The moves will have a "significant effect on the NZ economy" according to the Prime Minister.
Air New Zealand has already announced that it will be reviewing all of its flights - with big changes expected.
All cruise ships have been banned from visiting NZ.
Ardern said New Zealand was already registering all travelers who are self isolating once entering NZ. 10,500 people have already self isolated in NZ.
The new measures will be effective from tomorrow and will be in force for at least the next 16 days.