New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday announced a quarantine ban bubble between her country and Australia. It will open its doors from April 19. Comfort for tourism professionals.
The news was fully anticipated The Covid-19 epidemic. Jacinta Ardern announced Tuesday, April 6 that the “Via Tasman” bubble will open between Australia and New Zealand starting Monday, April 19. “The risk of transmission from Australia to New Zealand is low” And the The conditions for dispensing with quarantine have been fulfilled. She said at a press conference.
The Prime Minister also made it clear that she did “Confidence in the ability of Australia and New Zealand to manage such a travel arrangement.” Australia, for its part, had already partially opened its territories to New Zealanders six months ago, allowing them to go to certain states without the need for quarantine monitoring.
This bubble has been mentioned since May 2020, but the development of the situation has led to the device gradually rolling back. Moreover, Jacinta Ardern explained that this arrangement is fragile and that thefts can be so “Paused or suspended” Depending on the evolution of the number of Covid-19 cases in Australia.
New Zealand registered, as of April 6, 74 positive cases, Including 17 identified in the last 48 hours. In all, only 26 deaths have been recorded in the country since the start of the crisis. Australia, for its part, saw the city of Brisbane emerge from containment on Thursday 909 deaths It’s been listed since the first case.
The Australian media has greeted this health bubble with enthusiasm.
Much like the New Zealand tourism industry, which is in dire need for Australian travelers, say industry professionals.A health bubble could bring in a billion dollars to the economy Recall RNZ (In English). Before the pandemic, Australians accounted for nearly 40% of arrivals in New Zealand. Jacinta Ardern is inviting her neighbors to take advantage of this opportunity as the winter sports season approaches. “We are a safe place to live with the family,” Prime Minister reassured.
Several countries in Asia and the Pacific are working on similar “bubble” projects. Taiwan and the Palau Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean Opened on Thursday, Once again hoping to support the tourism industry hit hard by the epidemic.