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Trans-Tasman bubble announcement on April 6

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The commencement date of a Trans-Tasman bubble will be announced on Tuesday, April 6.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the announcement date in a post-Cabinet update today.

Quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand “is a priority”, confirms Ardern, but she stated that several criteria must be met before they open the bubble.

That includes confirmation on how to efficiently contact trace any potential outbreak, solve any technical issues and how to work between airlines.

It will also depend on a current health assessment from director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

The National Party launched a petition last week for an immediate travel bubble to open up.

The Prime Minister states the delay allows the government time to ensure they are sufficiently prepared.

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@Slim Shady

Posted on 23-03-2021 13:08 | By morepork

You should be glad it’s her in charge and not me; I wouldn’t consider a bubble until at least 75% of our population were vaccinated and there were NO community cases here or in Oz. :-)

Paralysis

Posted on 22-03-2021 17:15 | By

Frightened to death to make a decision. Backed themselves into a corner that they can never get out of. Snookered. So keep stringing it along forever. She is right in her element with this one. Leave vaccines and housing and crime to the minions - her Majesty must be seen only in crisis management saving us from the evil virus.