Unimaginable in Europe: Crowds celebrate New Year’s Eve in New Zealand

While strict contact restrictions apply in Europe on New Year’s Eve, many people in New Zealand have already welcomed the New Year 2021 together. Since New Zealand has the pandemic under control, the party in Auckland and other cities in the country is likely to have been much larger than in most other countries.

Due to the time difference, New Zealand was one of the first countries ever to welcome the New Year 2021, with crowds of people in many places celebrating together and admiring the traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks. Images that seem unimaginable in Europe: While almost all of Europe is under a severe lockdown due to the Corona pandemic, New Zealand has the pandemic under control.

New Zealand had largely lifted its Corona restrictions at the end of September. In the meantime, New Zealand recorded more than 100 days without new infections between May and August.