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Australia-New Zealand travel bubble to begin on April 19 | Aviation News

New Zealand will allow quarantine-free visits by Australians from April 19, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday, creating a two-way “travel bubble” for the neighbouring nations which have closed borders to the rest of the world to eradicate COVID-19.

The two countries’ airlines said they plan to ramp up flights once the arrangement comes into effect.

Though most Australian states have allowed quarantine-free visits from New Zealanders for months, New Zealand has continued mandatory quarantine from its neighbour, citing concern about small COVID-19 outbreaks there.

The virus has effectively been eradicated in both countries, with minor outbreaks a

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Australia and New Zealand opening travel “bubble” to allow quarantine-free travel between them

Residents of Australia and New Zealand will soon be able to travel back and forth between the two countries without needing to quarantine. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Tuesday that a travel “bubble” will open April 19.

“The bubble will give our economic recovery a boost and represents a world-leading arrangement of safely opening up international travel while continuing to pursue a strategy of elimination and keeping the virus out,” Ardern said.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison backed the decision. Australia has allowed New Zealanders to travel freely in the country for six months without having to

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Australia And New Zealand To Allow Quarantine-Free Travel Later This Month : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia will start on April 19.

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia will start on April 19.

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New Zealand and Australia will allow quarantine-free travel between the two countries starting April 19, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Tuesday.

Ardern called the new arrangement the Trans-Tasman bubble.

“The bubble will give our economic recovery a boost and represents a world leading arrangement of safely opening up international

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