7 Mar 2016

Sponsorship from Nauru citizen needed visit the Pacific nation.

3:55 pm on 7 March 2016

Australians and New Zealanders will now need sponsorship from a Nauru citizen if they want to visit the Pacific nation.

Under the law change, a Nauru citizen will be responsible for the visitor when they are in the country, including any breaches of the visa restrictions.

Punishment includes a $5,000 fine and inprisonment for up to one year.