One-way 'bubble' opens between Australia and NZ
Covid: Unidirectional 'bubble travel' opens between Australia and New Zealand

none is required passengers flying from Auckland to Sydney in Australia quarantine.

However, they will have to pay for their own quarantine in a hotel when they return to New Zealand.

At the moment, the bubble is one-sided, with the Australians not allowed to enter them in New Zealand.

Australia and New Zealand are among the first countries in the Asia-Pacific region to ease restrictions on international travel from the travel ban Covid-19 came into force earlier this year.

Singapore and Hong Kong announced Thursday that it had agreed to travel without quarantine between the two cities. They did not say when it would begin journey.

Travel Limited and expensive holidays

The bubble currently applies only to the state of New South Wales of the South and the Territory of the North, but Australian officials said they hope to expand to other states soon.

Under the agreement, the Kiwis can travel free quarantine Australia if they have not been on a 19-point Covid access for 14 days.

But a holiday in Australia could be expensive. Upon his return, passengers New Zealand will have to be quarantined at a cost of RD $ 3,100 ($ 2,045; £ 1,586). For the first person and for family members

About 90% of those traveling with Air New Zealand on Friday were counted in one direction, said the airline. copyrightGetty Images

Air New Zealand, Qantas and Jetstar all flights scheduled to arrive in Sydney on Friday had.

Upon arrival, passengers New Zealand are kept separate from the other passengers, who will be required to spend two weeks in quarantine.

From March Australia's borders have been closed to all but the return of Australian citizens and residents and those with special permission.

All arrivals now required to quarantine at his own expense. .

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    New Zealand registered 1,880 cases and 25 deaths Covid-19, while Australia has seen more than 27,000 infections and 904 deaths.

    Most cases have been in the Australia state of Victoria, which enacted closures difficult to put the numbers under control.

    The green shoots for the travel industry

    The limited resumption of international travel between Australia and New Zealand could be an early indication a slight recovery of the tourism industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Singapore and Hong Kong in principle according require travel between cities to negative test Covid-19 with a chain reaction of mutually agreed (PCR).

    According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the pandemic led to a 72% drop in international tourists in the first half of the year.

    However, there has been an upturn in domestic tourism in some markets, such as China.

    The Association International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 290 airlines, expects traffic is 66% below the level it was in 2019.

    The IATA estimates that it will be at least 2024 before air traffic reaches pre-pandemic levels.


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