COVID-19 and expatriation in New Zealand

Hello everybody,

The COVID-19 crisis inevitably impacts New Zealand, between closed airports or periods of containment in some cities or even the entire country .
We would like to hear from you during this unusual period, to find out what the consequences of this pandemic are on your expatriation or expatriation project in New Zealand.

Does the current crisis call into question your long-term expatriation project?
If you are already settled in New Zealand, do you plan to return to your home country?

How are you living through such an uncertain period, especially if you are far from your loved ones?

Have any of you ended your expatriation in New Zealand unexpectedly?

Paradoxically, has this crisis brought you closer to some people?

What are your plans for the future?

Thank you very much for your feedback.

Hope you are doing well.


New Zealand is facing a lock down since last week.  With 647 cases as of today and 1 death, things are yet under control.  People are coping up well with the country's lock down laws besides a few towns, however, yet the situation seems under control.

Many people, like myself are working from home.  The essential services like groceries, medical stores and council's services are operative. 
The government has announced a wage subsidy program from which the residents have been benefited and relieved.
In general, people have been able to spend time with the families. New Zealand is a happy country and since the people are supportive towards each other, its coping well with the current situation.