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The ski industry's overjoyed tourists will be able to return to this country sooner than expected.
Newstalk ZB newsroom understands 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.
NZ Ski chief executive Paul Anderson told Mike Hosking it will give them a ski season.
“It's going to allow the Australians plenty of time to book their holidays and get here in time for their school holidays in July.”