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New Zealand strengthens border security with new travel requirements

New Zealand has announced new travel requirements to better screen those visiting the country. NZ’s immigration bureau will implement a new tourism entry approval process that involves an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) form as well as a new tax named the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL).
According to the New Zealand Immigration website, ETA aims to “improve the way travellers are assessed before they arrive in New Zealand.” The new regulation also aims to hasten border clearance and strengthen border security.
Meanwhile, the IVL is “a way for travellers to contribute directly to the tourism infrastructure they use and to help protect and enhance the natural environment they will enjoy during their stay in New Zealand,” according to the website.The following types of visitors must now request an ETA before traveling to New Zealand:Those visiting or in transit from a visa waiver country — that is, a country whose passport holders do not need to get a visa before they arrive in New Zealand If you’re traveling on a passport from a visa waiver country or a transit visa waiver country and you will be in transit through Auckland International Airport Cruise ship passengers, regardless of your nationality Permanent residents of Australia.However, there are people that no longer need to apply for this type of visa, which are:

Travellers who already hold a valid New Zealand visa,Those who are New Zealand citizens traveling on a New Zealand passport, or a foreign passport with an endorsement — for example, to say you are a permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand Australian citizens traveling on an Australian passport.This new requirements take effect on October 1. The government recommends requesting an ETA well in advance of a trip to New Zealand, as it can take up to 72 hours to approve applications.

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Microsoft Refines the Experience with Android Phones on Windows 10

Microsoft has announced a new series of improvements for the Your Phone app on Windows 10, as the company continues the work on bringing PCs and mobile devices closer together.
Using this app, you can access your photo gallery, read and send text messages, and receive mobile notification right on your desktop.
Last week, Roberto Bojorquez, Lead Program Manager at Microsoft, announced a new test for insiders that included a new First Run Experience, as well as hyperlink support within Messages.In other words, Your Phone should now be easy to discover and configure when launching it for the first time, while links in your phone messages are now clearly marked as a hyperlink, which means you can open them on the Windows 10 device with just a click.
No ETA for production devicesThis week, Bojorquez introduced other improvements, including bolded fonts for message headers and phone numbers, as well as an unread count for text messages. The Microsoft engineer also revealed the company is working on new icons for the Your Phone app, and they should be rolling out to insiders in the near future.
At this point, all the improvements mentioned here are only available for 50 percent of the insiders, and Microsoft is clearly embracing a cautious approach for the time being. Most likely, if no major bug is discovered, all insiders would be allowed to try them out in the coming weeks.
There are no details as to when the Your Phone update could go live for production devices, but I’m guessing the upcoming release of Windows 10 April 2019 Update (version 1903) could be a potential target. This OS feature update is projected to be finalized in March and released to users in April.
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