Despite Covid 19 restrictions in January this year, Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) cofounder Larry Page traveled to New Zealand. He was granted access with one of his children, who needed emergency medical attention.
The billionaire is a New Zealand resident
New Zealand government confirmed to Stuff news that the billionaire was now their resident. This information was revealed the same day when staff announced that Page had traveled to the country in the middle of Covid-19 restrictions.
Insider reported that Page had spent several months in Fiji during the pandemic in the islands of Tavarua. It was said that it’s in these islands that Page spend his time during the pandemic until he had to travel to New Zealand. This information was according to people who saw him or interacted with him on the island.
Just like any other country in the world, New Zealand had set in place Covid-19 border restrictions. No one was allowed to enter or leave the country.
Andrew Little, New Zealand’s health minister, confirmed that he received a request to accept one child from Fiji on January 11, 2021. One adult accompanied the child, who happens to be Page.
Little added that any violation to Covid-19 restrictions was for an immediate case that required attention that wasn’t available locally. Little said that all that protocol was met in Page’s case.
Page’s trip was questioned by New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern. Arden added that she was not a wee of Page’s visit. She also said that any decision concerning medivacs was to be made by clinical officers.
The opposition ACT party leader, David Seymour, said that the government should tell why the billionaire was let into the country. Seymour wanted to know why the billionaire was given special treatment while other Kiwis could not travel outside the country.
Seymour added that the Kiwis were desperate, but they could not get through the border. He told the Kiwis that they could not cross the border because the government policy didn’t allow that.
Despite Staff news saying that Page was a New Zealand resident, the immigration office said he was not permanent. This information is according to this week’s report by Stuff news.
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