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A Double Bubble? Australia In Travel Talks With Singapore

Could it be? Another bubble? We hope so! This time, you could be packing your bags and heading to Singapore for a cultural city fix.

Could it be? Another bubble? We hope so! This time, you could be packing your bags and heading to Singapore for a cultural city fix.

On top of all the trans-Tasman excitement, we’ve found out that Australia is in travel bubble talks with Singapore to join New Zealand in allowing quarantine-free international travel between the countries.

Travellers from Australia no longer have to isolate themselves after crossing the Tasman for the first time in more than a year with the first flight departing Sydney on Monday morning.

And as delighted as we all are about the trans-Tasman bubble, like most things in life, we’re now looking for the next big thing, which could be quarantine-free travel to Singapore.

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Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said Singapore and Pacific island nations were likely to be the next countries to sign up for similar travel bubble arrangements.

“We want to make sure that we get international travel back to some sort of normality,” he told the ABC on Monday.

Mr McCormack, who is the federal transport minister, said vaccine rollouts in Australia and other countries would be critical to allowing overseas travel.

“It’s so important that we get Australians to able to travel and people to be able to come here and spend their dollars and have a good time,”

Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister

He stressed medical advice would be paramount in creating any new travel bubbles with discussions in preliminary stages.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia and New Zealand had done a remarkable job in protecting communities from coronavirus.

“Today’s milestone is a win-win for Australians and New Zealanders, boosting our economies while keeping our people safe and just in time for Anzac Day,” he said.

“Two-way flights are an important step in our road out.”

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the bubble was a significant step in both countries reconnecting to the world.

“It is truly exciting to start quarantine-free travel with Australia,” she said.

“Be it returning family, friends or holidaymakers, New Zealand says welcome and enjoy yourself.”

Source: AAP