NZ's border to be tightened

Ordinary New Zealanders are being asked to play a part in helping smooth the way for a new measure aimed at keeping out overseas visitors who pose a risk to our security.

From October 1 the 1.5 million people who visit from 60 “visa waiver” countries every year will be required to obtain a New Zealand electronic travel authority – an NZeTA – before being allowed to board a plane or cruise ship bound for New Zealand.

The move is designed to prevent people travelling here who are considered a risk to New Zealand’s safety by identifying them well before check-in.

Click here to read the full article, or for more information on the NZeTA, visit the Immigration New Zealand website.