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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.


Te Papa, Rydges, Weta Cave locations of interest in Aus Covid case
23 Jun 2021   /

Te Papa, Rydges, Weta Cave locations of interest in Aus Covid case

A number of hospitality outlets were also visited by the tourist.


Quarantine-free travel from NSW paused
23 Jun 2021   /

Quarantine-free travel from NSW paused

Quarantine-free travel from New South Wales to New Zealand has been paused.


MOH asks travellers from Sydney location to test for Covid-19
21 Jun 2021   /

MOH asks travellers from Sydney location to test for Covid-19

Those who visited Bondi Junction mall on 12 and 13 June urged to test immediately.


NZ likely to require visitor vaccination proof – PM
18 Jun 2021   /

NZ likely to require visitor vaccination proof – PM

Ardern’s comments come as more countries require vaccination passports for international travellers.


Pause on quarantine-free travel to Melbourne continues
18 Jun 2021   /

Pause on quarantine-free travel to Melbourne continues

Pause extended until Tuesday 22 June, to be reviewed if situation evolves.


Aus bubble now 80% of all international NZ travel
14 Jun 2021   /

Aus bubble now 80% of all international NZ travel

The vast majority of arrivals from Australia came to visit family and friends, says Stats NZ.


Pause on quarantine free Melbourne flights extended
11 Jun 2021   /

Pause on quarantine free Melbourne flights extended

Covid-19 Response minister Chris Hipkins says the suspension will continue for a further seven days.


Govt extends pause of quarantine-free Melbourne flights
4 Jun 2021   /

Govt extends pause of quarantine-free Melbourne flights

The decision was made after the Victorian government extended its lockdown for a further week.


Operators welcome boost from Ardern, ScoMo visit
1 Jun 2021   /

Operators welcome boost from Ardern, ScoMo visit

“It’s good to get more eyes on this place,” says Ziptrek’s executive director, Trent Yeo.


Welcomings, re-affirmations but anything for tourism from talks?
1 Jun 2021   /

Welcomings, re-affirmations but anything for tourism from talks?

There appeared to be just one commitment which could have a direct impact on tourism.


Victoria travel bubble pause extended  to 4 June – Govt
28 May 2021   /

Victoria travel bubble pause extended to 4 June – Govt

The decision was made following the growing number of Covid cases in Melbourne.


Travel bubble paused with Victoria for 72 hours
25 May 2021   /

Travel bubble paused with Victoria for 72 hours

There have been nine cases of Covid-19 in the past two days in Melbourne.


Treasury sticks to Jan 2022 for “significant opening” of borders
21 May 2021   /

Treasury sticks to Jan 2022 for “significant opening” of borders

But it could be longer before unrestricted global travel resumes, says the department.


Arrivals surge nine-fold in first month of Aus bubble
20 May 2021   /

Arrivals surge nine-fold in first month of Aus bubble

Overseas arrivals in the month since the two-way bubble with Australia opened are up nine-fold compared with arrivals in the preceding 31-day period.


Paradise postponed no longer as Cooks bubble takes flight
18 May 2021   /

Paradise postponed no longer as Cooks bubble takes flight

Air NZ reports strong forward bookings for the school holidays.


‘Green’ flights from NSW to NZ to resume
10 May 2021   /

‘Green’ flights from NSW to NZ to resume

Quarantine-free travel from New South Wales to New Zealand resumes today.


Tourism ready for day in the sun with long-awaited Cook Islands bubble
5 May 2021   /

Tourism ready for day in the sun with long-awaited Cook Islands bubble

Tourism in the Cook Islands accounts for 67% of GDP there, meaning that the entire economy rather than just one sector would likely feel the effects of the travel bubble.


Cook Islands travel bubble to start 17 May
4 May 2021   /

Cook Islands travel bubble to start 17 May

Air NZ promptly announces more flights to Rarotonga saying almost 110,000 Kiwis headed there in 2019.