Australia and New Zealand will open a new “travel bubble” on April 19

Australia and New Zealand will open a new "travel bubble" on April 19
A passenger arrives in Australia from New Zealand. Sydney Airport, Australia, October 16, 2020. Reuters / Lauren Elliott / File Photo

Australia and New Zealand, two of the countries that have best managed the coronavirus pandemic, will open a travel bubble from April 19.Which would allow its residents to move There is no need to go through mandatory quarantine.

Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda ArdernAnnounce the action on Tuesday and set a start date Bubble both ways After months of conversations He did not rule out that in the event of an outbreak, travel would be suspended again or quarantine would be reimposed..

“People need a plan in place to disrupt their travel in the event of an outbreak.”At a press conference, the President warned.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Fiona Goodall / Paul via Reuters / Photo File
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Fiona Goodall / Paul via Reuters / Photo File

“I appreciate the action announced by the New Zealand government today.”Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told the media.

“We will welcome them the same way New Zealanders (New Zealanders) welcome Australians.”Added.

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. EFE / EPA / MICK TSIKAS Australia and New Zealand outside
Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. EFE / EPA / MICK TSIKAS Australia and New Zealand outside

However, both Australia and New Zealand would retain Two weeks of isolation in hotels and centers for travelers from other countries.

Both states It closed its borders in March 2020, They’ve already opened a The one-way travel bubble in October allows New Zealanders to enter the neighboring country without needing to be quarantined, Although they had to spend a period of isolation in the opposite direction.

The two countries from The best about containing the coronavirus pandemic thanks to fast action, Such as closing its international borders and preventive seizure.

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Australia has so far registered some 29,400 injuries, including 909 deathsMost of it is due to an outbreak in Melbourne in mid-2020, while New Zealand, which is considered the best country that has managed the epidemic, is piling up. 2,200 confirmed cases, with 26 deaths.

(With information from EFE and AFP)

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