The ‘Trans-Tasman’ bubble could actually be a thing, as New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Arden joins talks with Australia’s coronavirus Cabinet today, to discuss the reopening of borders between Aus and NZ.
We’re pretty excited to hear what comes out of today’s meeting between New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, Australia’s Scott Morrison and state premiers after Covid-19 cases dwindle in both countries.
Aside from the fact we all really want to get on a plane right now, Ardern says the trans-Tasman travel bubble would deliver ‘huge advantages’ to Australia.
What’s the plan?
Both Australia and New Zealand have earned international praise for the way they have successfully contained the COVID-19 outbreak, and are now contemplating lifting border restrictions, to help kickstart the economies of both countries.
Both countries have boosted their medical equipment reserves as they hope to restart travel across the Tasman sea, later this year.
According to Reuters, the premier of Australia’s New South Wales state, Gladys Berejiklian, said she was hopeful that a travel “hub” could be formed between the two countries.
Even if the deal does get to the stage where borders are relaxed, Ms Ardern has added that there will be no chance of flights resuming in the next few weeks, as neither country wants to “give away” the gains they had made in suppressing COVID-19.
However, even if we have to wait a few months, this is the perfect glimmer of travel hope we’ve all been waiting for.
Plus, it gives you a decent amount of time to plan your next Kiwi adventure and let your clients know that this now is the perfect time to visit the land of the long white cloud!
We will keep you all posted on the outcome from today’s exciting meeting.
Bring on the bubble, bro!
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