“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,” New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardera, has said.
New Zealand is opening its border on the 19th of April to neighbouring country, Australia, by creating a two-way “travel bubble.”
Both countries have effectively eradicated the virus and travellers from the two nations will able to cross the borders quarantine free.
“I know family, friends and significant parts of our economy will welcome it, as I know I certainly do,” Ardera added.
Australia is home to about 586,000 New Zealand-born people, making it her fourth largest migrant community. Australia is New Zealand’s largest tourism market and biggest trade partner with trade between the two countries valued at $18.06bn.