Australian Government Plan To Reopen Its International Travel, Albeit With Limit.
On 1 July 2020, the Australian government plans to reopen international travel for Australia – New Zealand for the next few weeks on a bigger scale. This plan is called “Trans-Tasman bubble” which allows flight between Australia and New Zealand.
On the Pers statement by John Hart, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Chairman, on 27 May 2020. He presented the flight plan between Canberra and Wellington.
“We will reopen travel from and to New Zealand which will be effective from 1 July and on 10 September we will consider if another “bubble” can be implemented as well”, stated Hart to 7News.
What does this “bubble” mean?
Based on the proposal, Pacific countries, including Asia, Oceania, and New Zealand, will be included in the “bubble” category. So those who want to travel to those countries will not be required to do quarantine when they land.
Australia and New Zealand have widely decreased the spread of coronavirus, even though there are still some active cases in some states in Australia. This success relatively has made Australia and New Zealand confidently considering to get income from trading and tourism. New Zealand is the most popular tourist destination in Australia, while travellers from New Zealand to Australia are mostly from China.
Some part who arranged the proposal have also arranged guidelines for Australia – New Zealand travel, including prevention activities on the flight, travellers movement in airports and contact tracing in the destination place.
Travellers must also declare themselves healthy before flights and may sacrifice more fare if they are sick. Travel protocol may differ if “bubbles” widen. Health checks may be needed even though that is not required for Trans-Tasman flights.
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