Australia and New Zealand want to create an “oceanic travel bubble”: an exclusive agreement between countries that allows you to travel across each other’s borders. Since March 2020, in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, they have closed their borders. Now that the spread has subsided, the first talks have begun to restore links between neighboring countries, allowing people to travel freely within designated areas without mandatory quarantine or a vaccination passport.
This currently applies to Australians and New Zealanders only. For those arriving in Australia from Italy, there is an obligation to quarantine for 14 days at a Covd hotel designated by the local authorities. This also applies to those who have already been vaccinated. For admission, it is also necessary to present the negative result of the smear. However, once you have gone through this process, you can continue your journey to New Zealand without having to go into quarantine again. However, upon return to Italy, it will be necessary to undergo a 14-day credit isolation at home, to be reached without using public transport.
The ocean bubble is expected to begin on April 6. Other countries are studying similar measures and will surely follow their implementation with interest. With a biosecurity bubble system, Sri Lanka is reopening its doors to tourism, but in this case it’s not about travel corridors but rather of Covid-free itineraries for foreign tourists who have a passive buffer.