Feelings have been excessive as Australians and New Zealanders made use of the primary day of the trans-Tasman bubble, greater than a yr after Covid-19 closed the nation’s borders.
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1000’s of travellers are anticipated to fly throughout the Tasman right this moment, with Auckland Airport having many of the trans-Tasman flights. Worldwide terminals at Wellington and Queenstown airports shall be open for the primary time since March final yr.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Australia’s Scott Morrison are celebrating the journey bubble.
In a joint assertion, the prime ministers say the association displays the sustained efforts of each international locations to handle the coronavirus.
They are saying the journey bubble will assist drive the financial restoration for each international locations whereas they proceed to navigate the Covid-19 world pandemic, particularly within the journey and tourism sectors.