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Pre-departure Covid testing requirement removed
21 Jun 2022   /

Pre-departure Covid testing requirement removed

Visitors heading to New Zealand can now skip the hassle of having a pre-departure Covid-19 test.


Auckland Airport international passenger numbers jump, short-haul hits 47% of pre-Covid
20 Jun 2022   /

Auckland Airport international passenger numbers jump, short-haul hits 47% of pre-Covid

International passengers, excluding transits, reached 281,774, a 108.7% increase from May 2021.


Border worker Covid testing to end
20 Jun 2022   /

Border worker Covid testing to end

Border workers will no longer need to be tested for Covid-19 from 11:59pm on Thursday 30 June.


Flight Centre calls for earlier full border reopening
17 Jun 2022   /

Flight Centre calls for earlier full border reopening

Flight Centre wants to see the full opening of the border brought forward from 31 July and questions why there is a delay “considering the state of the economy”.


Industry hails scrapping of Covid pre-departure tests
16 Jun 2022   /

Industry hails scrapping of Covid pre-departure tests

The removal of the requirement at midnight Monday arrives in time for the start of the southern ski season.


Nats urge govt to drop pre-departure tests “right now”
14 Jun 2022   /

Nats urge govt to drop pre-departure tests “right now”

National Party Covid-19 response spokesperson Chris Bishop is calling on the government to drop pre-departure testing requirements for incoming visitors “right now”.


NZ lags behind as US ditches pre-departure testing
13 Jun 2022   /

NZ lags behind as US ditches pre-departure testing

The US is no longer requiring visitors travelling by air to undertake pre-departure testing for Covid-19, leaving NZ somewhat lagging behind as a country largely open for tourism with the restriction in place.


Hipkins stumps for international students
13 Jun 2022   /

Hipkins stumps for international students

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has been travelling overseas to promote New Zealand as an attractive study destination for international students.


May daily arrivals top 6k for first time since March 2020
2 Jun 2022   /

May daily arrivals top 6k for first time since March 2020

Daily arrivals to New Zealand exceeded 6,000 on a number of days in May 2022 – the first time that level has been reached since the borders closed in March 2020.


Govt boosts effort to attract international students
13 May 2022   /

Govt boosts effort to attract international students

Education Minister Chris Hipkins will travel to the United States and South America from late May to early June as part of a mission to promote New Zealand as a destination for international students.


Border re-opening great for Rotorua – Chadwick
13 May 2022   /

Border re-opening great for Rotorua – Chadwick

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says New Zealand’s full border reopening on 31 July is great news for the city’s tourism and hospitality operators.


Tourism sector champions border re-opening to the world
12 May 2022   /

Tourism sector champions border re-opening to the world

The tourism, hospitality, events, and aviation industries welcome the new border date and moves to make hiring migrant workers easier.


Relief for cruise with a maritime border re-opening date – finally
11 May 2022   /

Relief for cruise with a maritime border re-opening date – finally

After two years of hardship, hundreds of Kiwi ship suppliers and tourism operators can start rebuilding their businesses, says NZCA.


Border to fully re-open 31 July, pre-departure tests to go
11 May 2022   /

Border to fully re-open 31 July, pre-departure tests to go

Pre-departure testing is also expected to be scrapped before the end of July.


PM to reveal on Wednesday border re-opening date for visa required countries
10 May 2022   /

PM to reveal on Wednesday border re-opening date for visa required countries

Jacinda Ardern will announce tomorrow the border re-opening date for visitors from countries requiring visas, according to a media report.


Border easing sees Air NZ international passenger numbers jump in March
10 May 2022   /

Border easing sees Air NZ international passenger numbers jump in March

But domestic numbers took a hit as the NZ’s Omicron wave put a lid on demand.


China’s ‘revenge travel’ bodes well for NZ… but not until 2023
5 May 2022   /

China’s ‘revenge travel’ bodes well for NZ… but not until 2023

New Zealand has some advantages once the Chinese government allows its citizens to travel for leisure again.


Daily arrivals reach highest level since March 2020
5 May 2022   /

Daily arrivals reach highest level since March 2020

The easing of the border at 11.59pm on Sunday 1 May allowed vaccinated visitors from around 60 visa waiver countries to enter without needing to isolate.


New immigration settings will help address worker shortages – BusinessNZ
4 May 2022   /

New immigration settings will help address worker shortages – BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the government’s move to enable unvaccinated residence class visa holders to enter New Zealand from 6 May.


Sun shines on summer bookings as recovery looks a little rosier
3 May 2022   /

Sun shines on summer bookings as recovery looks a little rosier

The peak season is as strong a drawcard as ever with bookings painting a positive picture.


PM welcomes  more visitors, dismisses pleas to scrap pre-departure testing
3 May 2022   /

PM welcomes more visitors, dismisses pleas to scrap pre-departure testing

PM Jacinda Ardern says she does not believe pre-departure Covid testing is preventing anyone from visiting NZ.


Watch: Celebrating the re-opening of NZ’s border
3 May 2022   /

Watch: Celebrating the re-opening of NZ’s border

The new campaign is released globally as NZ welcomes back travellers from around 60 visa waiver countries.


Govt “making up rules” on border reopening – ACT
3 May 2022   /

Govt “making up rules” on border reopening – ACT

ACT party leader David Seymour is calling on the government to explain why it has chosen to stagger the border reopening.


Kia ora! Border re-opens to visa waiver countries…
2 May 2022   /

Kia ora! Border re-opens to visa waiver countries…

It’s not just VFR on the way with more than 6000 working holiday visa applications made and 5000 students allowed.


…now get rid of pre-departure tests – industry
2 May 2022   /

…now get rid of pre-departure tests – industry

Industry groups are calling on the government to scrap the requirement for travellers to take a pre-departure test before flying to New Zealand.


Auckland Airport re-opens to visitors from 50 countries on Monday
29 Apr 2022   /

Auckland Airport re-opens to visitors from 50 countries on Monday

The country’s main gateway will re-open to visa waiver countries on Monday, allowing in visitors from 88% of its pre-Covid markets.


NZ, Japan PMs welcome travel restart
22 Apr 2022   /

NZ, Japan PMs welcome travel restart

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have acknowledged the need to resume and strengthen “people-to-people” links between New Zealand and Japan.


NZ Cruise: $150m, 250 port calls lost due to ongoing maritime border uncertainty
21 Apr 2022   /

NZ Cruise: $150m, 250 port calls lost due to ongoing maritime border uncertainty

The government is yet to announce a date for cruise visits to start again despite the air border to Australia re-opening last week.


Daily arrivals near 5k – the most since trans-Tasman bubble
21 Apr 2022   /

Daily arrivals near 5k – the most since trans-Tasman bubble

However, it is still far short of the 20,580 recorded for pre-Covid 13 April 2019.


NZ opens arms to Aus visitors
13 Apr 2022   /

NZ opens arms to Aus visitors

Thousands of visitors from Australia will arrive today, marking the restart of isolation-free trans-Tasman travel.


Sky Tower to go green and gold for Aus return
12 Apr 2022   /

Sky Tower to go green and gold for Aus return

Auckland’s Sky Tower will light up in green and gold on Wednesday 13 April to celebrate the return of Australian travellers to New Zealand.


NZ losing cruise with still no advice on maritime border – NZCA
5 Apr 2022   /

NZ losing cruise with still no advice on maritime border – NZCA

The PM says the govt is yet receive advice on reopening NZ’s maritime border.


Pragmatism steers the way for Mackenzie rebound
4 Apr 2022   /

Pragmatism steers the way for Mackenzie rebound

Lockdowns in China and questions around international tourism demand are prompting businesses in the Mackenzie to set pragmatic goals for the future.


TECNZ moves recovery forward – Aus arrivals 100% by May 2025
1 Apr 2022   /

TECNZ moves recovery forward – Aus arrivals 100% by May 2025

The association predicts an earlier recovery in visitor arrivals thanks to the latest border re-opening dates.


Border re-opening risks net outflow of Kiwis, exacerbating worker shortages – report
31 Mar 2022   /

Border re-opening risks net outflow of Kiwis, exacerbating worker shortages – report

The re-opening of New Zealand’s borders could make it harder for employers to fill critical worker shortages as Kiwis head overseas.


Regional Recovery: ‘Glimmer of hope’ buoys watchful Kaikōura turnaround
30 Mar 2022   /

Regional Recovery: ‘Glimmer of hope’ buoys watchful Kaikōura turnaround

Tourism businesses in Kaikōura have a ‘glimmer of hope’ after a tough two years, soon to be bolstered by international visitors and a new hotel.


New traveller declaration required for all visitors
30 Mar 2022   /

New traveller declaration required for all visitors

NZ Customs says the system will eventually make “processing and assessing travellers’ information faster and easier”.


Time to rebrand Covid and bank on the ‘endemic traveller’
28 Mar 2022   /

Time to rebrand Covid and bank on the ‘endemic traveller’

Tourism is preparing for a new phase as the Covid-19 pandemic transitions to endemic, says Alex Dykman, founder of Maverick Digital.


Regional Recovery: Rotorua hungry but ‘realistic’ about Aus visitors
25 Mar 2022   /

Regional Recovery: Rotorua hungry but ‘realistic’ about Aus visitors

The destination’s operators are gearing up for Aus visitors but are realistic about numbers after the border opens.


NZCA to reconnect cruise, tourism industries with eye on October
18 Mar 2022   /

NZCA to reconnect cruise, tourism industries with eye on October

The association will tour the country in May to prepare the regions for a hopeful restart of cruise in October.


Operators relieved, look to summer 2022-23 for revival
17 Mar 2022   /

Operators relieved, look to summer 2022-23 for revival

Tourism businesses welcome the new border re-opening dates but it will take months for many to enjoy the benefits.


Border relief coming, but tough road ahead – industry
17 Mar 2022   /

Border relief coming, but tough road ahead – industry

While the government’s announcement on border reopenings is welcome news, there is still a long way to go for a full international tourism recovery.


Hoteliers accelerate plans for border re-opening…
17 Mar 2022   /

Hoteliers accelerate plans for border re-opening…

The new border reopening dates bring much-needed certainty to the struggling accommodation sector.


Watch: New Zealand returns!
17 Mar 2022   /

Watch: New Zealand returns!

Yes, it’s been a while but New Zealand returns!


Border to re-open in April for Australian visitors
16 Mar 2022   /

Border to re-open in April for Australian visitors

The government brings forward border reopenings for visitors from Australia and visa waiver countries like the US and UK.


What industry wants to hear from today’s border announcement
16 Mar 2022  

What industry wants to hear from today’s border announcement

Tourism stakeholders share their hopes for changes to New Zealand’s border settings.


Aus visitors allowed from midnight 12 April – NZ Herald
16 Mar 2022   /

Aus visitors allowed from midnight 12 April – NZ Herald

Fully vaccinated visitors from Australia will be allowed into New Zealand at 11.59pm on 12 April, the newspaper is reporting.


Bookings from Aus jump 330% – Bachcare
16 Mar 2022   /

Bookings from Aus jump 330% – Bachcare

Accommodation bookings from New Zealanders planning to return home from Australia have risen 330% compared to the same period last year, says Bachcare.


PM: Border reopening details coming Wednesday
15 Mar 2022   /

PM: Border reopening details coming Wednesday

Jacinda Ardern says the govt has taken into account peak visitor times for markets like Australia, raising hopes of an imminent reopening.


International visitor arrivals fall 26% in Jan
15 Mar 2022   /

International visitor arrivals fall 26% in Jan

Delaying the border easing from January to February saw arrivals, especially from Australia, drop.