12 June 2020 – Border restrictions amended, including to allow America’s Cup syndicates to enter

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Immigration, Media/Arts/Culture, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Lifting of international travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry Business, Innovation and Employment, Min immigration

Overview: Changes made to border control policies to allow certain exemptions including exemptions granted to international syndicates challenging the America’s Cup yacht race in March 2021
Full details here: https://www.mbie.govt.nz/about/news/helping-families-reunite-and-supporting-economic-recovery-with-border-exceptions/

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat, perceived importance of America’s cup race (reputational, economic)