Aviation sector backing calls to re-open border to Covid-free countries

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Fri, 24 Jul 2020, 2:27PM
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Aviation sector backing calls to re-open border to Covid-free countries

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 24 Jul 2020, 2:27PM

Reassurances New Zealand's aviation sector can safely handle overseas visitors.

An economist from the New Zealand Initiative says we could accept overseas visitors if we scale-up our quarantine facilities.

The New Zealand Aviation Coalition says it's members have been working on the logistics of allowing safe travel.

Co-Chair Justin Tighe-Umbers told Kate Hawkesby they're close to being ready.

He says the key effort is creating structures to separate passengers coming from safe countries, from those which still have community transmission.

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