Locked-out New Zealanders outraged as visa scheme for rich foreigners resumes

Posted by on December 23, 2021 7:02 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Critics say the wealthy will be able to buy their way in while citizens lose out on quarantine spots

A controversial New Zealand scheme that offers visas to wealthy foreign investors has resumed operating after a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, prompting concern from overseas New Zealanders who fear it will place additional strain on the country’s overburdened managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) system.

Martin Newell, a spokesperson for the advocacy group Grounded Kiwis, said the scheme’s resumption would prompt “disbelief” among New Zealanders overseas, who may lose out on MIQ spots to the investors.

Continue reading…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.