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Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel

New Zealand has approved quarantine-free travel with Australia, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday, completing a two-way corridor for travel between the largely Covid-free neighbours.

“I can confirm that quarantine-free travel will begin in just under two weeks, at 11.59pm on 18th April,” Ardern announced.

“I cannot see or point to any countries in the world that are maintaining a strategy of keeping their countries Covid-free whilst opening up international travel between each other,” she said.

“That means in a way we are world leading.”

“I very much appreciate the arrangement the New Zealand government has come to today,” Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

“We welcome them back as indeed Kiwis will be welcoming Aussies.”

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