Following the news of the trans-tasman travel bubble being introduced next week, allowing Australians to travel to New Zealand without needing to quarantine and vice versa, excitement is beginning to build about further restrictions lifting.
After a strict travel ban was put in place in late March of 2020, Australian citizens, both those who live here or who live abroad, have been itching to begin travelling again.
By October 2021, Health professionals are hoping to have the majority of Australians vaccinated, and with the trajectory of the current vaccine rollout, Health minister Greg Hunt said major airlines are planning to restart their international flight schedules from October 2021, in line with the vaccination program.
Further travel bubbles are set to be set up, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying Australia may be willing to open its borders to low-risk countries in Asia and the South Pacific.
International adventure is finally back with Australians to be welcomed to New Zealand from April 19th in a travel bubble with no hotel quarantine. But any local COVID outbreaks could slam the borders shut. https://t.co/twpS4yHYll #Coronavirus #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/aZsKMITiox
— 7NEWS Australia (@7NewsAustralia) April 6, 2021