Plans for travel to be restricted to just between New Zealand and Australia
Australia and New Zealand who implemented harsh measures on travelling and even completely closed their borders, are planning within the next few days to permit travelling between the two countries without passengers having to remain in quarantine for 14 days.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardem said that this step will be taken when the two countries are ready while stressing that travelling to and from other countries will remain closed for a long time.
“I think simply the position that I would take on behalf of New Zealand is that when we feel comfortable and confident that we both won’t receive cases from Australia, but equally that we won’t export them, then that will be the time to move,” said Jacinda Ardern.
This measure will be taken to give a boost to both economics which are currently paralysed. Australia has now reached 7,000 infected cases out of which 96 people have died while in New Zealand, 20 have died and the cases have gone up to 1,500.