Covid-19: Australia and New Zealand are opening a “travel bubble”

Covid-19: Australia and New Zealand are opening a “travel bubble”

Reunion at the sydney airport on April 19, 2021, after the opening of a “travel bubble” between australia and New Zealand. Saeed khan / afpin front of the sydney International Airport registration terminals, Monday, April 19th, sue grocott oscillates between laughter and tears. In a few hours, she will land at auckland and meet her 1-year-old grandson for the first time.

Australia and New Zealand, whose international borders have been closed since March 2020, inaugurated in the morning a “travel bubble” that allows the inhabitants of both countries to move from and from the Tasman Sea without compelling reasons or quarantine hotels. “the beginning of a new chapter in our response to the Covid-19 and our recovery,” said New Zealand Premier Jacinda ardern on 6 April. In addition, nationals can only leave their country in the event of essential reasons, after obtaining an exemption from the authorities.

But this “bubble” may be immediately suspended if cases of unknown origin are discovered on either side of the tasman Sea. Hundreds of people rushed to sydney airport on Monday. I would never have thought that the border between our two countries would one day be closed,” said diana, retired.

The Australian companies qantas and jetstar hope to operate up to 122 flights a week. Air new zealand up to 300.you have 44.99% of this article to read.