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New Zealand, Australia Establish Travel Bubble, Quarantine-Free Travel | Health News

Australia and New Zealand will establish a “travel bubble” later this month, allowing people to move between the countries without needing to quarantine.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Tuesday that the trans-Tasman travel bubble will begin just before midnight on April 18.

“The director general of health considers the risk of transmission of COVID-19 from Australia to New Zealand to now be low and that quarantine-free travel would be safe to commence,” Ardern said at a news conference.

Both countries enacted strict border closures and lockdowns at the outset of the pandemic and have all but

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New Zealand opens up travel bubble with neighboring Australia

“Those undertaking travel on either side of the ditch will do so under the guidance of flier beware,” she said, using a colloquial term for the Tasman Sea that separates the two island nations. That could include an unexpected stint in mandatory hotel quarantine if conditions change midflight.

Passengers traveling to New Zealand in the bubble will be required to have spent the 14 days before the flight in Australia. Airline crews will be required to work only on routes considered low-risk.

Australia and New Zealand owe their success in suppressing the coronavirus in large part to having some of

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Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel

Brisbane Airport in April as people flew out of the city prior to its lockdown

Australians will now able to take holidays in New Zealand

Australian and New Zealand residents will be able to travel between the two nations without having to quarantine from 19 April.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the move on Tuesday.

Since October, New Zealand travellers have been allowed to enter most Australian states without quarantine, though this had not been reciprocated.

Both nations have since contained Covid outbreaks and kept infection rates near zero.

The countries shut their borders in March last year and brought in compulsory quarantine for returning nationals.

When outbreaks have emerged, both Australia and

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H.K. to Shut Schools; Australia Restricts Travel: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — Hong Kong will close schools again and Australia is tightening inbound travel as governments react to spiking infections in the coronavirus outbreak.

Tokyo notched a record increase in new cases with 243 infections while the daily tally of new U.S. cases topped 60,000 for the first time and infections in Mexico jumped by a record for a second straight day.

The World Health Organization said it is keeping an “open mind” on whether airborne transmission plays a major role in spreading the virus.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases top 12.2 million; deaths surpass 554,000Debate about airborne transmissions is

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