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Tourism operator: Entry dates for Australians will help with that market, not for long haul

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Wed, 16 Mar 2022, 8:01am
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Tourism operator: Entry dates for Australians will help with that market, not for long haul

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 16 Mar 2022, 8:01am

The bringing forward of entry dates for tourists is expected to help with the Australian market but not for the long-haul one. 

It's understood fully vaccinated Australians will be able to arrive from April 12, without self-isolating. 

Visitors from other countries New Zealand has visa waiver arrangements with, like the United Kingdom, will be able to come in the following weeks. 

Nomad Safaris owner, David Gatward-Ferguson, told Kate Hawkesby it will help get Australians here for the ski season but says a year is needed to plan travel from further afield. 

“We won’t see internationals long-haul until next year, which will be way, way too late.” 

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