Travellers would no longer need their passports when travelling between Australia and New Zealand if Qantas boss Alan Joyce has his way.Flights between Australia and New Zealand would depart from domestic terminals rather than international terminals under a plan .Mr Joyce told a business meeting in Wellington, New Zealand, that flying between the two nations should be just like a domestic trip.There would be no need for passengers to clear customs or carry their passport. New Zealand tops the list for arrivals into Australia, and for departures out of the country.
“We think that Australia-New Zealand should have as seamless access as possible. There’s no reason why the travel between the two countries should be not like travel within New Zealand,” Joyce said on Tuesday.
“It should be the same. It would make it easier for business travellers and it would make tourism a lot easier. From an infrastructure perspective what it does is improve our efficiency dramatically because we can use domestic terminals.”
Passengers between the two nations would no longer need to clear customs or carry their passport. This will be also beneficial for Indians holding NZ or Australian passport for travel to visit friends and places in both countries, just feels like live in one country.
In 2016, there were 1.34 million short-term visitors to Australia from New Zealand and 1.315 million visitors to New Zealand from Australia.
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