Thursday, 17 June, 2021


Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel

New Zealand could open border with Australia from end of week: Report Trans-Tasman Super Rugby can proceed as planned after announcement of travel bubble
Bennie Garza | 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".

Recommended

loading...
...
  • DeSantis holds press conference on Piney Point ‘imminent collapse’

    DeSantis holds press conference on Piney Point ‘imminent collapse’

    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.
    Prince Hamzeh not arrested - army

    Prince Hamzeh not arrested - army

    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.
    Ontario To Enter Province-Wide Shutdown Saturday

    Ontario To Enter Province-Wide Shutdown Saturday

    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.
  • Online booking tool for COVID-19 vaccinations to open on Tuesday

    Online booking tool for COVID-19 vaccinations to open on Tuesday

    He also acknowledged that a higher proportion of younger people are becoming ill from the disease. As case numbers remain alarmingly high, the province has been ramping up its vaccination efforts.
    Americans with 2 COVID vaccine doses can travel, CDC says

    Americans with 2 COVID vaccine doses can travel, CDC says

    "There's several new babies in our family and it's just killing everybody that we haven't been able to get together and to see them", she said.

    6 SORE MUSCLES EASING REMEDIES THAT TRAINERS RELY ON

    Although no one enjoys the pain of muscle tears, many people find the final result worth the discomfort they experience. He then recommended that you should follow it up with low-intensity cardio routines, or a simple yoga session.
  • Israeli citizen offered to fly Prince Hamzah's family out of Jordan

    Israeli citizen offered to fly Prince Hamzah's family out of Jordan

    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.
    Jordan arrests ex-palace aide, others for ‘security’ reasons

    Jordan arrests ex-palace aide, others for ‘security’ reasons

    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.
    1 officer killed, 1 injured in vehicle  ramming attack at US Capitol

    1 officer killed, 1 injured in vehicle ramming attack at US Capitol

    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".
  • Pfizer, BioNTech say vaccine effective against South Africa variant

    Pfizer, BioNTech say vaccine effective against South Africa variant

    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.
    Ontario enters new lockdown amid case rise

    Ontario enters new lockdown amid case rise

    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.
    'First step:' US, Iran to begin indirect nuclear-limit talks

    'First step:' US, Iran to begin indirect nuclear-limit talks

    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.

India records 1-lakh cases, biggest single-day spike since pandemic began India records 1-lakh cases, biggest single-day spike since pandemic began Furthermore, 60,048 people were discharged after recovery on Saturday, taking the nationwide recovery tally to 1,16,29,289. Last week, it opened up vaccinations to all those over 45 years old to speed up its flagging national inoculation drive.

India records highest single-day Covid-19 vaccine coverage India records highest single-day Covid-19 vaccine coverage Besides, 4,57,78,875 and 7,65,354 beneficiaries aged more than 45 have been administered the first and second dose respectively. Out of which 33,65,597 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 3,05,645 beneficiaries received the second dose.

Florida officials evacuate residents, discharge water to avoid ‘catastrophic flood situation’ Florida officials evacuate residents, discharge water to avoid ‘catastrophic flood situation’ In response, residents near the reservoir have been ordered to evacuate as crews work to pump water out and avoid a deluge. Manatee County, the state and HRK Holdings, who now owns the property, have worked for years in finding a solution.

Jordan 'foils coup attempt involving royal family members, senior Jordan 'foils coup attempt involving royal family members, senior Huneiti affirmed that "no one is above the law and that Jordan's security and stability take precedence over any consideration". Most dramatically, the Jordanian military ordered the house arrest of the popular former crown prince Hamzeh bin Hussein.

Suspect in U.S. Capitol attack suffered delusions Suspect in U.S. Capitol attack suffered delusions President Joe Biden in a statement expressed condolences and said he ordered the White House flag to be lowered at half-mast. In it, the Nation of Islam leader said Jesus was not the Messiah and called Christian theology a lie, Fox reported.

No plans to postpone rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine - Dr Noor Azmi No plans to postpone rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine - Dr Noor Azmi The cases include 22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and eight other thrombosis events with low platelets. She said: "These kinds of pauses and reviews are a sign that the system is working".

United Kingdom regulator says AstraZeneca jab safe after seven clot deaths United Kingdom  regulator says AstraZeneca jab safe after seven clot deaths There were eight other cases involving other types of thrombosis and low levels of blood platelets, which help blood to clot. And it is difficult to know how common the cases are in the general population, given that it can be hard to diagnose.

CDC says vaccinated Americans can resume travel with low risk CDC says vaccinated Americans can resume travel with low risk Among the fully vaccinated , about 29.2 million people are 65 years of age or older, accounting for 53.5 per cent, CDC data show. More than 56 million Americans are fully vaccinated already, according to the latest figures from the CDC.

Overdosing Nicotine: Should You Be Concerned? A lot of effort has been made to educate the public on the dangers of smoking, but most of the time, it has yielded no fruits. Symptoms of Nicotine Symptoms Though you may not get poisoned from vaping, one way or another, e-liquid may get to your skin.

A DETAILED GUIDE ON ESCAPE HOUR A DETAILED GUIDE ON ESCAPE HOUR Mental health Generally, once you get into these escape rooms, you don’t get out the way you were before you got in. Getting unstuck from a rut If you are always too engulfed in your routine, one day you will want to do something different.

Five Young Sports Stars to Watch in 2020 Five Young Sports Stars to Watch in 2020 We’ve now entered 2020 and the sporting world will certainly have a lot to show us in the upcoming year. The upcoming year will be telling if the boy can turn from a talented prospect to a world-class player.

General Overview of Cisco CCNA R&S Questions and Answers In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

How to learn English with the news Your main purpose is to master or improve your language skills, so it is not so big deal if you listen to or read something fake. How to learn English through the news It is undeniable that the news is a great source of the words that are used everywhere.

How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money The Rise of Mobile Payments Over the last few years, all of the major mobile innovators have stepped into the mobile payment game. As of 2016, Apple Pay had 12 million monthly users , a figure which is sure to rise substantially in the coming months and years.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Super Nintendo Classic Mini Everything You Wanted to Know About Super Nintendo Classic Mini In the autumn of 2016, the news about the re-release of the 8-bit NES console resounded in the world of the gaming industry. The console can be placed in the palm of your hand, which is very convenient for its storing and carrying around.