New Zealand grants Avatar film crew access to borders

Avatar film crew gets access into New Zealand’s borders to continue production

Avatar’s film crew have gained access into New Zealand’s borders to continue production of its sequel despite stringent rules.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a press conference that their arrival was ”government-approved” as they used a loophole that allows foreigners through the borders.


Jon Landau, the producer posted a picture of the arrival on Instagram with a caption reading: “Made it to New Zealand. Our 14-day government-supervised self-isolation now begins.”

However, the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment labelled the exemption unfair.

Chairperson June Ranson said some 60,000 migrants were holding valid work visas who were unable to enter New Zealand.

In an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, only New Zealand citizens and residents have been allowed to enter the country since March 19.

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