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Carrie Hurihanganui: Pre-departure testing is now a lot less important

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 18 May 2022, 6:21pm
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Carrie Hurihanganui: Pre-departure testing is now a lot less important

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 18 May 2022, 6:21pm

Assurances removing Covid testing requirements for travel won't put New Zealand at risk.  

Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins says pre-departure testing is now a lot less important in our protection framework.  

He's indicated the requirement will go earlier than August – as had been announced. 

Auckland Airport's chief executive Carrie Hurihanganui told Heather du Plessis-Allan other barriers remain in place. 

“Such as RATs on arrival or requirements in the system that prevent people with symptoms from getting on planes that don’t rely on pre-departure tests.” 

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