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NZ Mulls Passport-Free Travel

NZ Mulls Passport-Free TravelNZ Mulls Passport-Free Travel

Passport-free travel between New Zealand and Australia is being promoted by the tourism sector to boost travel, with officials on both sides of the Tasman are now working to make it a reality. The concept would see personal information logged on to a cloud storage system, eliminating the need for travelers to carry their travel documents with them, local website reported. “Why not be a world leader in this area if the assurances can be provided about security and [we] use the technology available to us to make travelling between countries easier?” said New Zealand Tourism Industry Association chief executive Chris Roberts. “We should be pursuing this with great enthusiasm … Australia and New Zealand are the ideal two countries to trial it.”