Travel + Leisure (Online Article): The thought that the island nation will remain closed off for the bulk of 2021 was jarring, but Ardern explained it with scientific-backed reasoning. "For travel to restart, we need one of two things: we either need the confidence that being vaccinated means you don't pass COVID-19 on to others — and we don't know that yet — or we need enough of our population to be vaccinated and protected that people can safely re-enter New Zealand," she continued. "Both possibilities will take some time."
Article says that New Zealand will probably remain closed for 2021. I had a Tahr hunt booked for March 2020 that was postponed to July 2020. Then, it was postponed to July 2021. Now, it may have to be postponed till July 2022. I am ready to give up on hunting New Zealand again. The proposed Tahr eradication program if completed will destroy hunting New Zealand for Tahr and maybe other animals.
I have a trip to South Africa for summer of 2022 and cannot afford to do both so I may cancel the New Zealand hunt. I understand trying to protect your population but I feel for the outfitters who cannot work for 2 seasons.
Anyone else experiencing the New Zealand shuffle?