Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel
Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel
Trans-Tasman Super Rugby can proceed as planned after announcement of travel bubble
06 April, 2021, 08:52
It will restore unrestricted, two-way travel between the two neighbors for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close their worldwide borders more than a year ago.
Most Australian states have opened their borders to New Zealanders since last October but New Zealand has delayed returning the favour due to sporadic outbreaks in some Australian cities.
"We will also be undertaking random temperature checks of those arriving as an extra precaution", Ms Ardern said.
New Zealand's tourism sector would be crossing fingers for a start before the country's next long weekend - Anzac Day, April 25.
Australia provides more visitors than any other country to New Zealand, and the announcement is expected to see a flood of visitors across the Tasman.
Air New Zealand increased its schedule of flights from Monday, 19 April, with 23 return services between Auckland and Sydney as opposed to the four return flights now available.
The decision also ends a tortured 11-month journey from when the bubble was first agreed to its implementation.
If New Zealand detects multiple cases of unknown origin, the government will likely suspend flights for a set period of time.
The Australian reported this morning that a travel bubble with New Zealand was expected to begin either Monday, April 12 or April 19, but going by these flight dates, the latter may prove to be more accurate.
It comes after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed on Tuesday afternoon the bubble could be paused at short notice, under the guidance of what she termed "flyer beware".
"One sacrifice that has been particularly hard for many to bear over the past year has not been able to see friends and family who live in Australia", she said.
Ms Ardern also announced a new traffic light style system to guide Kiwis while travelling overseas, saying they may be subjected to prolonged stays in Australia or quarantine on return in the event of outbreaks.
"People will need to plan for the possibility of travel being disrupted if there is an outbreak".
The Manatee County Public Safety Department said that 316 households were within the full evacuation area as of Saturday evening. A significant leak at a large pond of wastewater threatened to flood roads and burst a system that stores polluted waters.
He also emphasised that "no one is above the law and that Jordan's security and stability take precedence over any consideration". He said that a number of his friends had been arrested, his security had removed and his internet and phone lines had been cut.
Capacity at weddings, funerals and religious services, rites or ceremonies is limited to 15 per cent capacity per room indoors. The province has already seen record numbers of people admitted to ICUs, with more than 430 patients admitted as of Wednesday.
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Israel's Defence Minister Benny Gantz said " Jordan is a neighbour and strategic ally with whom we have peaceful relations. The oil-rich GCC states are key backers of resource-poor Jordan , which depends heavily on external aid.
These included a foreign intelligence agency contacting Hamzah's wife to organise a plane for the couple to leave Jordan, he said. He added that security forces sent a recommendation to King Abdullah to refer the case to the State Security Court.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered flags lowered to half-staff on the Capitol, calling Evans "a martyr for our democracy". Nobody wants it there. "In the meantime, maybe that fence can prevent some of these things from happening".
The updated trial data would not prompt the company to change that development strategy, a BioNTech spokeswoman said. Pfizer and BioNTech say they plan to share the results with worldwide regulatory agencies soon.
Restaurants can only offer delivery and take-out services in the shutdown zone and no indoor dining will be allowed. Schools would remain open, Ontario's education minister said on Twitter, drawing criticism from teachers' unions.
Iran now has enough enriched uranium to make a bomb, but nowhere near the amount it had before the nuclear deal was signed. As part of its ongoing violations of the deal, Iran last month began restricting inspections of its nuclear facilities.
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