Refund for Pre-Departure Tests New Zealand

Refund for Pre-Departure Tests New Zealand

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Ashwin Naidu started this petition to New Zealand Government and

Dear NZ Government,

Due to the recent lockdowns and outbreaks in Australia, the New Zealand Government has asked those coming from Australia to New Zealand to produce a Pre-Departure Test (COVID19 PCR Test) which costs roughly $120-200 AUD per person now this is an expensive cost especially when most results are negative and for families. Now try imagining having to do this 2 times or even 3 times because of canceled flights and border closures etc. The New Zealand Government thinks money grows on trees for the Kiwi families in Australia. Some have been forking out money to cover hotel bills due to the recent lockdown in NSW and not being able to return home. For example say a testing centre charges $130 per test and a family of 4 need one done 2 adults and 2 children that is $520 in total but then a flight is canceled Oh no now another $520 in total that is $1040 the cost of 2 return flights from NZ to AUS. Again flight is canceled another $520 that is $1560 in total. These families have had enough stress with needing to return home. New Zealand should offer some rebate for these families or allow them to use the free drive thru testing clinics in Australia. So I ask the NZ government have compassion for your citizens and respect for them. Learn from your mistakes.

Kind Regards

Ashwin Naidu

Travel Bubble Australia and New Zealand and Returning to NZ or Australia

Want to see how your citizens are dealing with these costs have a look at my group on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/768498403807219


 

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