One way quarantine free travel for seasonal workers starts next week

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 28 Sep 2021, 7:29AM
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One way quarantine free travel for seasonal workers starts next week

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 28 Sep 2021, 7:29AM

One-way quarantine free travel for seasonal workers from a handful of Pacific countries, starts next week.  

Workers from Vanuatu will begin arriving on Monday, and Samoan and Tongan workers the following Tuesday.  

They'll have to have a vaccine dose before they come, self-isolate and be tested on day zero and five.  

Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor told Kate Hawkesby there'll be health measures in place.  

"It won't be easy; it will require people to keep an eye on things. They'll be checked out by health to make sure it's suitable. We have to make sure there are people available that will be doing the testing." 

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