Revelations of a travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia have excited eager tourists desperate for a return to overseas adventures.
But the Queensland Premier has dismissed the case for an extension of quarantine-free travel to include other nations with a low rate of coronavirus infections in the Asia Pacific, such as Singapore, Fiji, Vietnam and Thailand.
Annastacia Palaszczuk said access to other countries remained too risky given the various strains of the virus popping up across the globe.
“Let’s get the vaccine rollout done and then I think that will be the right time to have a look at that,” the Premier told reporters on Wednesday morning.
Qantas, Jetstar and Air New Zealand planned to jump on the access to quarantine-free travel by offering extra flights once the bubble begins on April 19.
Camera IconPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk remains cautious of adding other countries to the looming travel bubble with New Zealand. Tara Croser. Credit: News Corp Australia
The vaccine program is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year but supply issues have slowed down the rollout.
The Sunshine State has about a 14-day supply of the AstraZeneca jab and seven days of Pfizer, according to Health Minister Yvette D’Ath…