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Open travel between New Zealand and Australia begins today

Open travel between New Zealand and Australia has began from today.

The arrangement means that, for the first time since the pandemic closed borders worldwide, passengers can fly in either direction across the Tasman Sea without undergoing mandatory Covid-19 quarantine when they arrive.

“It’s a very big day and exciting for families and friends,” said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern,.

Australia was New Zealand’s largest source of international tourists before the pandemic, accounting for about 1.5 million arrivals or 40% of total visitors in 2019.

The move was made possible due to the zero-covid approach taken by the two secluded islands.


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