The Australian Government is investigating trialling a new cloud-based passport system that would allow Australians to travel without a physical passport between Australia and New Zealand.

Australia proposes new passport system.
Australia proposes new passport system.

Australians and New Zealanders can live in each other’s countries freely, however they still require a passport to move between the two neighbouring nations. The idea for a cloud passport came out of a start-up ‘ideas challenge’ by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Since 2005, Australia’s ePassports have contained a microchip that stores the holder’s personal data and a digital image allowing passengers to move through automated border checks. Read more: cnet.com

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