Border Communications Campaign
This campaign is about protecting New Zealand from plant pests and diseases that we do not have here, and that could have a huge impact on our environment and our economy if they did get in.
The goal is to ensure all arriving travellers voluntarily comply with New Zealand’s biosecurity requirements at our borders.
The campaign focuses on reducing the level of risk to New Zealand posed by airline passengers bringing in, and failing to declare restricted and risk goods.
Ideally people would not bring risk goods with them, or if they did, they would declare them properly on their Passenger Arrivals Card. Unfortunately a small number of passengers do not do this; these people are failing to declare a huge number of risk goods and putting our environment and economy at risk. Even one small piece of fruit could have a devastating impact.
The campaign looks at who these people are, why they are bringing these goods here, and why they may not be disposing of them in the airport 'amnesty bins' or declaring them on the Passenger Arrival Card or to the biosecurity inspectors. This information is used to get more people to comply.
Page last updated: 14 January 2010