Under the strict rules, Ardern would be restricted to hosting 100 vaccinated guests at the ceremony, that’s slated to be held in Gisborne.
Ardern admitted the possibility of having to cut back her guest list during an interview with The Hits radio station.
‘It’s that awkward situation; uninviting people is quite awkward,’ Ardern said when asked how she would handle the situation if the scenario arose. ‘I haven’t actually quite figured out what we’re going to do.’
To make matters worse, Gisborne has one of the lowest rates of vaccination in New Zealand, which may further hinder the Prime Minister’s wedding plans.
NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured with her fiancé Clarke Gayford) may be forced to uninvite guests to her summer wedding under her own strict Covid rules
Ms Ardern (pictured with Mr Gayford) could be restricted to hosting just 100 guests at her summer wedding slated to be held in Gisborne on the North Island
Ardern’s government has introduced a new traffic light system that rates regions as red, orange or green depending on their exposure to Covid and vaccine rates.
Auckland, the epicentre of a recent outbreak, will start at red, making face masks mandatory and putting limits on gatherings at public places.
From December 3, tough restrictions within the country are expected to be loosened and will allow businesses to operate in its biggest city, Auckland.
When asked how many people she and her fiancé Clarke Gayford were planning to have attend, Ardern said they hadn’t finalised any plans.
The power couple – who have been together for eight years – welcomed daughter Neve Te Aroha in June 2018 (pictured)
Ms Ardern (left) revealed she was leaving ‘most’ of the wedding planning up to her partner Clarke Gayford (right)
‘It’s fair to say I’m leaving most things to Clarke at the moment,’ she said. ‘I’m the least involved bride ever!’
Gayford revealed earlier this month he plans to serve a seafood feast at the reception, with the spread to depend on the weather and his catch of the day.
The summer nuptials are slated to be held at the Gisborne’s North Island (pictured)
Ms Ardern (right) confirmed in April 2019 her partner (left) popped the question over Easter after she was spotted wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring on her left hand
The Prime Minister met her partner of eight years at an awards event in 2012, but the pair didn’t begin dating until the following year.
The couple welcomed daughter Neve Te Aroha in June 2018.
Ardern confirmed in April 2019 that Gayford popped the question over Easter after she was spotted wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring on her left hand.
The proposal took place at the top of Mokotahi Hill in Mahia on North Island’s east coast with a ring that belonged to his grandmother.
The Prime Minister (right) met her partner of eight years (left) at an awards event in 2012 but the pair didn’t begin dating until the following year
Ms Ardern (pictured with her partner and daughter in 2018) recently announced New Zealand will reopen the international border to vaccinated citizens from January 17 next year
The PM originally planned to walk down the aisle earlier, but has been set back by a series of tragedies, including the Christchurch terror attack and the White Island volcano eruption in 2019, as well as the coronavirus pandemic.
Ardern recently announced New Zealand would reopen the international border to citizens of the country who are fully vaccinated for Covid from January 17 next year.
From this date, double-jabbed Kiwis will be able to fly from Australia into New Zealand without going through Managed Isolation and Quarantine – which has limited spaces available – and can complete home quarantine.
There will be another loosening of travel restrictions from February 14, 2022, allowing NZ citizens from most other nations – except those considered ‘very high risk’ – to fly into the country and avoid MIQ.
And finally, from April 30, 2022, the Ardern government will throw open the border for all foreign nationals and international visitors in stages.