New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has given Santa Claus a border exemption so he can visit Aotearoa to deliver presents this Christmas.
Effectively this means New Zealand has started a travel bubble with the North Pole.
In a message last week, Ardern confirmed Santa won’t need to isolate for 14 days upon their arrival. This is the current rules for anyone entering New Zealand.
Earlier this year while New Zealand was in lockdown the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy were deemed essential workers so could continue their work despite the alert level 4 restrictions.