24 Feb 2020

Covid-19: Tourism industry wants travel ban lifted as soon as possible

From Morning Report, 6:39 am on 24 February 2020

The tourism industry has held back from calling for an end to the ban on foreign travellers arriving from mainland China, saying it understands that people's safety must come first.

The temporary restrictions - put in place to try to keep the coronavirus out of New Zealand - are set to expire tonight, but Ministers will consider this morning whether to extend them.

The chief executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Chris Roberts, spoke RNZ deputy political editor Craig McCulloch last night.