Scott Morrison unveils first states to become part of trans-Tasman travel bubble – and says borders will open ‘very soon’
- NSW and South Australia will be the first states to welcome NZ tourists
- Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed that the scheme will initially be a one-way street only
- South Australia and NSW have chosen because they have removed internal borders
NSW and South Australia will be the first states to welcome tourists from New Zealand as part of a travel bubble.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday that the scheme will initially be only one-way, allowing Kiwis to fly across the Tasman.
“We can get back to that soon,” he told 5AA radio.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) said NSW and South Australia will be the first states to welcome tourists from New Zealand as part of a travel bubble
The arrangement is initially one-way only, allowing Kiwis to fly over the Tasman (pictured, Sydney International Airport on Sept. 29)
‘New Zealanders who can travel to Australia, that’s good for Australian tourism.’
The prospect of Australians traveling to New Zealand is further afield.
Mr Morrison said South Australia and NSW would be the first to benefit as they have already removed domestic borders.
“That would take a lot of pressure off the airports for hotel quarantine, freeing up more places for Australians to come home,” he said.
The prime minister explained that states pushing for domestic travel quarantine would not be included in the bubble.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured) discussed the trans-Tasman bubble with Morrison earlier this week
“We shouldn’t have New Zealand tourists going to take those quarantine sites in those states,” he said.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed the trans-Tasman bubble with Morrison earlier this week.
“There is a chance that Australia is just open to New Zealand because of our status and where we are now, which is pretty good,” she told AAP on Wednesday.