Returnees from India may still bring Covid-19 to our border, because of a gap in pre-departure testing.
The country's travel ban ends at midnight but entry will be restricted to only New Zealand citizens, their partners, parents and children.
They'll need to show a negative PCR test up to three days before flying.
Canterbury University modeller Michael Plank told Mike Hosking a test isn't likely to pick up Covid-19 one or two days after infection.
“Really that leaves a whole week long period when someone could get infected and they could have a perfectly valid test, that test will come back negative.”