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The 15 Most Breathtaking Photos of New Zealand

Reader's Digest Logo By Mallory Creveling of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 16: You might have read about New Zealand in the news lately. It's one of the top countries people praise for controlling the novel coronavirus, thanks to a speedy response to the threat and a strict lockdown. The country has had just over 1,500 cases and fewer than 25 deaths from COVID-19, according to the New Zealand Ministry of Health. That's likely one reason Americans reportedly want to move to this small island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. But even before the pandemic, this country of 4.9 million people was known as one of the world's most beautiful countries. For proof (and to satisfy your wanderlust after months of travel restrictions), we rounded up the most stunning images from around New Zealand, offering you a virtual tour of its beauty. From glaciers and fjords to sunsets and mountaintops, here's your mental escape to the land of the Kiwi.

The perfect escape

You might have read about New Zealand in the news lately. It's one of the top countries people praise for controlling the novel coronavirus, thanks to a speedy response to the threat and a strict lockdown. The country has had just over 1,500 cases and fewer than 25 deaths from COVID-19, according to the New Zealand Ministry of Health. That's likely one reason Americans reportedly want to move to this small island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. But even before the pandemic, this country of 4.9 million people was known as one of the world's most beautiful countries. For proof (and to satisfy your wanderlust after months of travel restrictions), we rounded up the most stunning images from around New Zealand, offering you a virtual tour of its beauty. From glaciers and fjords to sunsets and mountaintops, here's your mental escape to the land of the Kiwi.

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