Trans-Tasman bubble announcement on April 6
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.