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South Australia eyes two-way travel with NZ, after joining trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’

by Christian Fleetwood

After receiving a few surprise Kiwi travellers, South Australia has decided to officially hop inside the trans-Tasman ‘bubble’.

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‘Hotspot’ plan could allow Kiwis to enter Australia without quarantining: Ardern

by Christian Fleetwood

New Zealand’s PM has advanced talks on the creation of a trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ with Australia and, by the sound of it, ScoMo’s the one dragging the chain.

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Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ could happen by Christmas

by Christian Fleetwood

Hopes of a trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ happening before the end of the year have been given a boost, if Jacinda Ardern’s most recent comments are anything to go by.

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Trans-Tasman travel bubble “will be on the backburner for some time”, says Ardern

The likelihood of travel between Australia and New Zealand taking off in 2020 has been further dashed by the Kiwi PM.

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Trans-Tasman travel bubble could start with ‘safe’ Australian states, says Ardern

by Christian Fleetwood

In very welcome news, New Zealand’s PM says her government is willing to open the trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ to individual Australian states.

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Trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ travellers could be isolated in ‘green lanes’ for COVID-19 protection

by Christian Fleetwood

The federal government is reportedly considering so-called ‘green lanes’ once the trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ opens. However, that’s not to suggest only left-wing travellers will be able to use them.

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New Zealand’s deputy PM blames Australia’s state border closures for trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ delay

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel Weekly originally had the spelling of the New Zealand deputy PM’s first name all wrong in this article, thanks to that bloody “Wynstan with a y” radio ad getting stuck in our reporter’s head.

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Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ could be in place by September, travel group says

by Christian Fleetwood

The expert working group behind the proposal for a trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ reckons it could be operational by September.

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South Australia’s pubs and cinemas to seat 80 people from June, as WA plans eased regional travel restrictions

by Christian Fleetwood

The moves from each state come as Jacinda Ardern weighs in on the Australian state border row, which she said would need to be sorted out before the trans-Tasman bubble gets the green light.

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Tourism

ScoMo says trans-Tasman bubble is still “some time away”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has put the idea of creating a trans-Tasman bubble between Australia and New Zealand on ice, saying reopening state borders is the priority.

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Tourism

New Zealand PM backs trans-Tasman travel bubble

Jacinda Ardern has joined the Australian government’s national cabinet meeting to discuss the “trans-Tasman bubble”, and it appears she’s a fan of the idea.

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Australia to shut borders to tourists in expanded international travel ban

by Christian Fleetwood

From Friday evening, all non-citizens and non-residents of Australia will be banned from entering the country.

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