(CNN)— Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a press conference on Tuesday, April 6, that New Zealand will allow Australians to enter New Zealand free of charge.
“This is an important step in our response to Covid. It is an arrangement that I don’t believe we have seen anywhere else in the world. That is to say, while continuing to pursue the strategy of eradicating and eradicating poverty, open up safely. International travel to another country. Commitment to keep the virus out.”
According to the new regulations, passengers are not allowed to travel if they have tested positive for Covid-19 or have flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days. The prime minister also stated that travel “will not be as easy as it used to be” and explained that if a new outbreak occurs, flights may be suspended again, or passengers may be required to undergo PCR testing or quarantine upon arrival, depending on the nature and infection the origin.
Arden also said that passengers from Australia will board “green zone” flights.
Ardern said: “This means that in the past 14 days, there will be no passengers on this flight from anywhere outside of Australia,” adding that the crew operating the connection “has not been in any Flying on high-risk routes.”
“[This] The travel bubble represents the beginning of a new chapter in our joint efforts and recovery, and people have been working hard. This makes New Zealand and Australia relatively unique. I know that family, friends and important parts of the economy will welcome it, as I know it. “Aden said.
Moreover, this is not the only “bubble” in the Asia-Pacific region. It has gradually subsided or postponed under the changing conditions of the pandemic.
New Zealand’s hard work to contain the virus seems to have paid off. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has only recorded 2,524 cases and 26 deaths.
Lilit Marcus of CNN contributed the report.