Passports could be scrapped for Australia to NZ trips

Mozo

Wednesday 25 April 2012

There are plenty of things that travellers need to remember before they embark on a trip to another country.

As well as overseas travel money and airline booking details, Aussies also need to ensure they have their passport in tow.

The excitement of arriving at the airport ahead of your holiday can quickly turn to despair as you trawl through your bag only to find that your passport is still sat on top of the kitchen cupboards.

However, people travelling between Australia and New Zealand may not have this problem in the future, as there have been renewed calls to scrap the passport system between the two neighbouring nations.

Australian Tourism and Transport Forum chief executive John Lee believes that having a photo card ID should suffice when attempting to cross the border into each country.

He told the Daily Telegraph that this would remove the long queues at passport control and could eventually result in lower air fares.

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