The latest Delta outbreak has forced a Government rethink, on recently announced plans to reopen the border.
The Government still intends to go ahead with a trial, to allow some fully vaccinated overseas travellers from low-risk countries to self-isolate at home upon arrival.
But the plans on how to reopen borders early next year will have to be completely rew
Auckland University Emeritus Professor of Medicine Des Gorman told Kate Hawkesby Delta strain seems to have caught the Government by surprise.
"We've known abut Delta since late last year, yet when this outbreak occurred we simply weren't ready, 80 percent of us weren't vaccinated."