Fast-track for New Zealand cruis­ers

Travel Bulletin - - CRUISE REPORT -

Cruise pas­sen­gers can look for­ward to faster dis­em­barka­tion times at New Zealand ports from this month if a trial of new biose­cu­rity mea­sures is suc­cess­ful. The New Zealand govern­ment has an­nounced a new ac­cred­i­ta­tion scheme in which cruise lines must demon­strate sys­tems to re­duce biose­cu­rity risks, al­low­ing New Zealand Bor­der Clear­ance Ser­vices to re­duce their in­spec­tions and speed up move­ment of pas­sen­gers. The move has been wel­comed by Cruise Lines In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion (CLIA) Aus­trala­sia, which worked closely on de­vel­op­ing the trial. Most mem­ber cruise lines vis­it­ing New Zealand were ex­pected to seek ac­cred­i­ta­tion un­der the trial, CLIA said.

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