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Two countries, one visa for 2015 Cricket World Cup
Fans travelling to Australia and New Zealand for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will only need to apply for one visa under a new Trans-Tasman visa arrangement.
Announced by Australian Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator Michaelia Cash, the arrangement will see New Zealand grant a visa on arrival to visitors who already hold an Australian visa between 26th January and 5th April 2015.
Minister Cash explained “Australia and New Zealand look forward to welcoming the international cricketing community next year and to showcasing both countries to the world.
“This new visa arrangement will change the visa process for participants and spectators of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 by only requiring them to apply for one visa in order to follow their teams to both countries.
“The new arrangement will substantially benefit the tourism sector in both countries.
“New Zealand will grant a visa on arrival to people holding almost any type of Australian visa, which means not only international tourists will benefit, but people already in Australia on most permanent or temporary visa types as well.”
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Local Organising Committee Chief Executive John Harnden welcomed the support from the Australian and New Zealand Governments.
Harnden explained “this is a real coup for fans travelling to Australia and New Zealand to witness the world’s best players compete in the biggest sporting event of 2015.
“We have made sure the event is affordable and with this new visa process it will now be even easier for fans from around the world to follow their teams and experience the many tourist offerings in both countries.”
International visitors will still be required to meet the respective health, security and character requirements of both countries and each country will retain the right to refuse entry if a visitor does not meet these requirements.
Both the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) and the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIANZ) have welcomed the move.
TTF acting Chief Executive Trent Zimmerman stated "this announcement means cricket fans will only have to secure a single visa to be able to see ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 matches on both sides of the Tasman.
“It will make the process simpler and cheaper, encouraging more visitors to travel to both Australia and New Zealand, benefitting the tourism sectors in both countries."
The ICC Cricket World Cup will take place from 14th February to 29th March 2015, with all 14 qualifying teams to play matches in both Australia and New Zealand.
Further information on the arrangement and the Australian visas included in it is available at www.immi.gov.au/cwc
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