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Pre-departure covid testing 'constantly under review': PM

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 03 May 2022

Pre-departure covid testing 'constantly under review': PM
Saliva and nasal PCR testing are still required for now. (Image: NZME)
Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 03 May 2022
Airlines, airports and tourism operators hoping for a swift end to pre-departure covid-19 testing for international travellers will have to wait a bit longer.Prime minister Jacinda Ardern made it clear on Monday that while the issue is “constantly under review”, there are no immediate plans to act on the growing view among affected sectors that the testing regime is impeding the country’s opening up to the rest of the world.Ardern made much in her speech to the NZ-US Business Council in Auckland Monday morning about her role a...

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