Back home to our porous borders

Pugh, Tom
February 2008
Farmers Weekly;2/29/2008, p74
Trade Publication
The author compares the security measures at the airports in New Zealand and Australia, with those in Heathrow, in London, England. According to the author, he and his companions were extensively searched through customs in New Zealand and Australia, where their bags were X-rayed on several occasions as well as sniffer dogs being used. He adds that no food, drink or any item of animal origin was allowed to be carried into the country. However, he notes that on returning to Heathrow they were able to casually walk through customs with little or no fuss.


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