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Risk posed by border depends on stage of Omicron outbreak – govt
27 Jan 2022   /

Risk posed by border depends on stage of Omicron outbreak – govt

As Omicron spreads in NZ, the risk posed of imported cases will fall, says Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall.


Govt should end ban on travel to NZ – ACT
24 Jan 2022   /

Govt should end ban on travel to NZ – ACT

The ACT Party is calling on the Government to end its “ban on travel” to New Zealand.


Govt delays border easing to combat Omicron
21 Dec 2021   /

Govt delays border easing to combat Omicron

MIQ requirements and pre-departure testing rules have also been tightened.


Industry warns 2022 could be as challenging as 2020-21
9 Dec 2021   /

Industry warns 2022 could be as challenging as 2020-21

Tourism businesses need to plan for the worst and hope for the best.


TNZ to govt: Clear signal on quarantine-free travel needed
8 Dec 2021   /

TNZ to govt: Clear signal on quarantine-free travel needed

International airlines need to know in Q1 next year so they can include New Zealand for summer 2022-23.


BYATA urges changes to govt’s re-opening plans
2 Dec 2021   /

BYATA urges changes to govt’s re-opening plans

The Backpacking Youth Travel Association of New Zealand says it wants sweeping changes to the government’s recently announced plans to reopen New Zealand to the world.


Nash: There are no ‘cost-free’ decisions when it comes to Covid
29 Nov 2021   /

Nash: There are no ‘cost-free’ decisions when it comes to Covid

After a difficult last week for tourism, we asked the tourism minister to address industry concerns – here’s his reply.


NZ adds African countries to very high risk list
29 Nov 2021   /

NZ adds African countries to very high risk list

Nine countries in southern Africa have been designated very high risk due to the new Omicron variant.


Queenstown despair, leaders implore govt to reconsider self-iso requirement
25 Nov 2021  

Queenstown despair, leaders implore govt to reconsider self-iso requirement

DQ hit by Australian event cancellations valued up to $30m, with more expected.


International visitors allowed from midnight 30 April 2022
24 Nov 2021   /

International visitors allowed from midnight 30 April 2022

But the fully vaccinated visitors will still need to self-isolate for seven days.


Air NZ cancels 1000+ trans-Tasman flights
23 Nov 2021   /

Air NZ cancels 1000+ trans-Tasman flights

More than 20,000 customers are impacted by the cancellations, which run through to the end of December.


Aviation NZ urges govt to set border re-opening date
15 Nov 2021   /

Aviation NZ urges govt to set border re-opening date

Aviation New Zealand has urged the government to set a border re-opening date so New Zealand can start reconnecting to the world.


Littlewood’s last message to govt: let vaccinated Kiwis skip MIQ
11 Nov 2021   /

Littlewood’s last message to govt: let vaccinated Kiwis skip MIQ

It’s not logical to force vaccinated NZers with negative tests into MIQ, says the airport’s departing CEO.


First quarantine-free arrivals from low risk countries arrive
10 Nov 2021  

First quarantine-free arrivals from low risk countries arrive

The first quarantine-free flights from Tonga in more than 20 months arrived at Auckland Airport last night.


TECNZ: We need a border date now or risk losing 2022-23 season
2 Nov 2021   /

TECNZ: We need a border date now or risk losing 2022-23 season

Time is running out for overseas travel retailers and wholesalers to book New Zealand for the 2022-23 season, says Tourism Export Council of New Zealand.


One-way travel bubble from NZ to NSW, Victoria opens
1 Nov 2021   /

One-way travel bubble from NZ to NSW, Victoria opens

Quarantine-free travel from New Zealand to the Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria resumes today, Monday 1 November.


Industry welcomes first steps toward border easing
29 Oct 2021  

Industry welcomes first steps toward border easing

But operators need more clarity around when international tourists will be able to avoid MIQ.


Hipkins outlines first steps on gradual border easing
28 Oct 2021   /

Hipkins outlines first steps on gradual border easing

There will be shorter MIQ stays for the fully vaccinated, as well as easier entry for some travellers from low risk countries.


Visitor visas first to get improved processing
1 Oct 2021   /

Visitor visas first to get improved processing

Visitor visas will be the first to join an enhanced visa application system expected to reduce backlogs and speed approvals, says Immigration New Zealand.


Self-iso pilot for business travel opens for application, costs $1000pp
30 Sep 2021   /

Self-iso pilot for business travel opens for application, costs $1000pp

Businesses can now apply to take part in the government’s self-isolation pilot scheduled to start in October.


Border levies to leap from 1 Dec, surprising struggling industry
29 Sep 2021   /

Border levies to leap from 1 Dec, surprising struggling industry

Border processing levies (BPL) for most arrivals in New Zealand are to more than double from 1 December.


Opposition urges ditching eradication, Nats set border reopening trigger
29 Sep 2021   /

Opposition urges ditching eradication, Nats set border reopening trigger

Opposition parties have released border re-opening plans that focus on a move away from eradication to containing Covid-19 but refrain from setting specific dates for lifting border restrictions.


150 business travellers to test self-isolation border trial
28 Sep 2021  

150 business travellers to test self-isolation border trial

The pilot will allow a short business trip overseas for fully-vaccinated people but they must self-isolate for 14 days when they return.


Chamber welcomes self-isolation trial for business travellers
28 Sep 2021   /

Chamber welcomes self-isolation trial for business travellers

The Auckland Business Chamber has welcomed the release of more detail around a trial for home isolation for business travellers.


Australia targets Xmas for fully vaccinated travel
23 Sep 2021   /

Australia targets Xmas for fully vaccinated travel

“People will be able to freely travel outside of Australia, with no restrictions,” says Australian tourism minister Dan Tehan.


Aus travel bubble suspension extended eight weeks
17 Sep 2021   /

Aus travel bubble suspension extended eight weeks

And it’s “somewhat unlikely” quarantine-free travel will resume then, says finance minister Grant Robertson.


Re-opening borders too early risks more lockdowns – Rob Fyfe
13 Aug 2021   /

Re-opening borders too early risks more lockdowns – Rob Fyfe

The Delta variant has changed the equation, says the former Air NZ boss.


Aus bubble boosts international visitor numbers 500%
13 Aug 2021   /

Aus bubble boosts international visitor numbers 500%

The trans-Tasman bubble led to an increase of international visitors by approximately 500% in comparison to the weeks prior, according to figures from Data Ventures.


PM: NZ to start phased border re-opening in early 2022
12 Aug 2021   /

PM: NZ to start phased border re-opening in early 2022

There will be assessments and checks at each step of the process, says Jacinda Ardern.


Difficult risk control blocking trans-Tasman cruise – Nash
12 Aug 2021   /

Difficult risk control blocking trans-Tasman cruise – Nash

The resumption of cruises from Australia in summer appears remote even if border restrictions are eased in early 2022.


Borders can ease early 2022 only after full vaccine rollout – advisory group
11 Aug 2021  

Borders can ease early 2022 only after full vaccine rollout – advisory group

NZ should stick to its elimination strategy while cautiously re-opening, says the govt’s Covid advisory group.


PM: Delta variant changes game for border re-opening
10 Aug 2021   /

PM: Delta variant changes game for border re-opening

Details on the government’s plan for ‘reconnecting New Zealanders’ will be released on Thursday.


Industry seeks guidance in govt’s ‘reconnecting NZ’ plan
9 Aug 2021   /

Industry seeks guidance in govt’s ‘reconnecting NZ’ plan

A plan operators can use to prepare for the reopening of borders is top of the wishlist.


Aus travel bubble to close completely at midnight
30 Jul 2021   /

Aus travel bubble to close completely at midnight

The trans-Tasman travel bubble with all of Australia will close completely at midnight tonight.


Bubble trouble weighs on hospo, accommodation
26 Jul 2021   /

Bubble trouble weighs on hospo, accommodation

The eight-week suspension of the trans-Tasman travel bubble had an immediate impact on operators.


Trans-Tasman travel bubble suspended from midnight Friday
23 Jul 2021   /

Trans-Tasman travel bubble suspended from midnight Friday

Quarantine-free travel from all of Australia will stop for eight weeks.


Govt: Digital health passports possibly by year end
22 Jul 2021   /

Govt: Digital health passports possibly by year end

However, having one might not immediately change the need for 14 days of managed isolation for arrivals.


South Australia poised to join burst Aus travel bubble
20 Jul 2021   /

South Australia poised to join burst Aus travel bubble

It will be the latest state in Australia to move into lockdown today after new community cases of Covid.


Quarantine-free travel from Victoria paused
16 Jul 2021   /

Quarantine-free travel from Victoria paused

Air NZ has cancelled flights from Melbourne but is continuing to fly from NZ to the city to return visitors already here.


Govt warns travellers in Victoria to return
15 Jul 2021   /

Govt warns travellers in Victoria to return

The travel bubble with the Australian state could pause again because of new community cases there.


Govt studying how vaccine can ease border, MIQ restrictions
14 Jul 2021  

Govt studying how vaccine can ease border, MIQ restrictions

We will soon be able to see the government’s proposed pathway forward.


Advice on borders, ‘reconnecting NZ’ to be shared in August – PM
13 Jul 2021  

Advice on borders, ‘reconnecting NZ’ to be shared in August – PM

The government also makes Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for more border jobs.


Managed return flights from NSW on hold
9 Jul 2021   /

Managed return flights from NSW on hold

Returnees will also have to go into MIQ for 14 days when the flights start on Tuesday.


NSW, Queensland travel pause extended
8 Jul 2021   /

NSW, Queensland travel pause extended

The pause in quarantine-free travel from New South Wales and Queensland will continue for the time being.


Aus bubble to expand this week – PM
6 Jul 2021   /

Aus bubble to expand this week – PM

But there is “no clear date” for quarantine-free travel from NSW, says Jacinda Ardern.


Aus bubble partially re-opens
5 Jul 2021   /

Aus bubble partially re-opens

But quarantine-free travel from the major visitor source market of New South Wales remains suspended.


Govt: We know tourism is doing it tough with Aus travel pause
30 Jun 2021   /

Govt: We know tourism is doing it tough with Aus travel pause

Not acting would risk the domestic tourism market as well, says Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins.


Perspectives: Trans-Tasman bubble pause the right move from govt
30 Jun 2021   /

Perspectives: Trans-Tasman bubble pause the right move from govt

The travel bubble pause allows New Zealand to work on its Covid-19 response, writes senior lecturer Matt Hobbs.


More than just ski destination operators hurt by burst bubble
29 Jun 2021   /

More than just ski destination operators hurt by burst bubble

Operators in the north are also feeling the impact of curtailed travel but to varying degrees.


All quarantine-free travel from Australia now suspended
27 Jun 2021   /

All quarantine-free travel from Australia now suspended

With the Sydney outbreak spreading, the government says the risk to NZ is growing.