3 Feb 2020

The impact of banning tourists from China

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:17 pm on 3 February 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced yesterday that MFAT has raised its travel advice to all New Zealanders for all of mainland China to the highest level - 'do not travel'. And in order to contain the spread of Coronovirus here, all foreign travellers who leave or transit through mainland China will be denied entry into New Zealand. The government says this could last for up to 14 days, but the decision will be reviewed every 48 hours.

Chris Roberts, Chief Executive of the Tourism Industry Aotearoa discusses the implications of the ban.

China flights land in Auckland, but no coronavirus screening

China flights land in Auckland, but no coronavirus screening Photo: RNZ / YouTube