Most of the Australian States have allowed Quarantine-free visits from NZ. New-Zealand continues the compulsory quarantine from it’s neighbor, pointing concerns about small Corona Virus outbreaks there.
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COVID-19 has been adversely affecting both the countries. A minor outbreak of COVID-19 resulting in leakage from quarantined returned travellers.
Ardern in conversation with reporters at Wellington said that, “The Trans-Tasman travel bubble represents a start of a new chapter in our COVID response and recovery, one that people have worked so hard at.”
He adds,“That makes New Zealand and Australia relatively unique. I know family, friends and significant parts of our economy will welcome it, as I know I certainly do.”
A few neighboring countries are also outlining the plans for special travel zones. The New Zealand-Australia arrangement is first that does not involve COVID testing.
Approx 568000 people lives in Australia, who were born in New Zealand. As per 2018 graph, 2.3 Australian population is New Zealanders and it is Fourth-largest migrant community.
NZ$25.6 Billion is Net Worth of Trade as per New Zealand data. Resulting as Australia New Zealand’s Biggest Trading Partner.
Ardern warns, ” Flights to and from some Australian states could still be suspended if there were local outbreaks”.
29,400 cases and 900 deaths were recorded in Australia after Corona time began. Whereas, New Zealand has had just over 2,100 confirmed cases and 26 deaths.