Travel, and in particular international travel, has long been a discussed as the last restriction to ease.
However, in the past few weeks, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison have agreed on a ‘Trans-Tasman’ bubble, that effectively creates routes between Australia, NZ, and the Pacific, prior to other international travel restrictions lifting.
The Tourism Restart Taskforce, a body assigned with providing advice and strategy on reviving Australia’s tourism, has unveiled a timetable outlining potential travel dates in the coming weeks.
On the timetable, potential travel to NZ and the Pacific may begin from July 1, with other ‘safe’ countries to follow in September.
Concrete dates for the Trans-Tasman bubble are expected to be announced in early June.
More to come.