Travelling to Australia could be nearly as easy as domestic air travel by Christmas, Prime Minister John Key says.
He will discuss trans-Tasman travel when he meets Australian counterpart Kevin Rudd this week and believed changes could be in place by December.
There will still be a departure tax and border security, Mr Key told TV One's Breakfast show.
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