Border crossings lift again

Border crossings continued to increase in June 2022, reaching the highest for any month since border and travel restrictions were introduced in March 2020, Stats NZ said today.

There were 420,200 border crossings in June 2022 made up of 206,000 arrivals and 214,100 departures. In May 2022, there were 344,800 border crossings. Current numbers are well below the almost 1 million border crossings in June 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Border crossings have increased since the beginning of the year as border restrictions progressively eased,” population indicators manager Tehseen Islam said.

Month-YearArrivalsDepartures
Jun-2019478472503716
Jul-2019606285575710
Aug-2019545162553058
Sep-2019551244529818
Oct-2019620416550980
Nov-2019615277570864
Dec-2019731404714242
Jan-2020748999709105
Feb-2020575209531003
Mar-2020318911377793
Apr-2020625631975
May-2020562210231
Jun-2020927014997
Jul-2020914018390
Aug-20201151514443
Sep-20201170015823
Oct-20201239213496
Nov-20201174113610
Dec-20201276617405
Jan-20211311913858
Feb-20211216013274
Mar-20211187814618
Apr-20214700338871
May-20219129998183
Jun-20218535090196
Jul-20217202775899
Aug-20211882122513
Sep-202182007855
Oct-2021110209752
Nov-20211232416370
Dec-20211535526413
Jan-20221591022685
Feb-20221631524639
Mar-20226605860136
Apr-2022125128141610
May-2022169043175715
Jun-2022206030214140
Jul-2022308213324927
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