As a result of #COVID19 restrictions, there will be no public Anzac Day services in Ottawa this year. Together with the Australian High Commission in Canada, The New Zealand High Commission – Ottawa will still honour our fallen & stand together with a broadcast of tributes across social media.
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We have compiled some information on travelling between Canada and New Zealand based on first hand experiences. You may find this helpful if you are planning on travelling between the two countries.
Traveling between New Zealand and Canada
(info drafted as of early Jan 2021)
When contemplating any travel between New Zealand and Canada you will want to be certain that you are right up to date with all the requirements and rule changes that will be applicable on your travel date. The following is designed to provide you with some insight, guidance and advice on staying informed.
Rules are changing and flights are being canceled frequently around the world – do not be complacent and think Canada/US to NZ will not be hit.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The responsibility is yours and yours alone to ensure you do not have stale or inaccurate information. After all, it will be you that will be off to the airport to travel, not someone else, and you who won’t want to be one of many unprepared, or surprised and sorely disappointed travelers, that get turned back before their journey even gets underway.
Don’t just take someone’s word for it, or ours, be vigilant and check, re-check and check again… and then check it all over again!!!
Links and acronym definitions will be provided to assist you in interpreting this write up of a journey to the South or North.
Rip Takhar, is a Business Development Manager with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Canada and based here in Toronto.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is a government agency charged with helping NZ businesses to grow internationally. They use their extensive knowledge and global networks to help exporters of all sizes make better decisions and connect to the right partners and investors. They also connect international businesses and investors with high-value growth opportunities in NZ.
Rip has provided a some information on the work NZTE does.
Kia Ora and Seasons Greetings after what has been a tough year for us all in Canada and right across the world. No doubt we are all wondering when we will be able to see our extended families and travel again. I trust that you were all able to take a small break over Christmas and the New Year period.
My name is Rip Takhar and it is my pleasure to introduce myself to the Kia Ora Canada members and readership. It’s also a great opportunity to share information about New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), and its role in supporting NZ Companies in Canada.