It’s been a gruelling wait, but 395 days since the Federal Government placed a ‘do not travel’ ban on Australians travelling overseas, residents have been given the opportunity to dust off their passports.
From today, a two-way travel corridor between Australia and New Zealand will come into effect, having been in the works since early in the pandemic but put on ice on multiple occasions due to COVID-19 outbreaks in both New Zealand and Australia.
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The restoration of the bubble between both nations has been labelled “monumental” and a “day of revival” by members in the tourism industry, which has been decimated since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the start of the trans-Tasman bubble across the ditch is a “milestone” even and a key move in both tourism and economic recovery for both nations.
“Today’s milestone is a win-win for Australians and New Zealanders, boosting our economies while keeping our people safe and just in time for ANZAC Day,” Mr Morrison said…