The government has indicated. Trans Tasman Bubble They will not reopen any time soon and are advising Kiwis stranded in Australia to come home through administrative isolation if they need an urgent trip.
Government in July. Quarantine-free travel from Australia to New Zealand suspended For two months, New South Wales and other states struggled. In order to control the spread of their delta.
The closure is due to be reviewed in late September, but on Wednesday Covid 19 Minister Chris Hopkins ruled out any chance of reopening it, saying it would be unrealistic to expect sharp decisions in the next few weeks. ۔ . ”
In Sydney, the Cowboys 19 affair is in full swing. Authorities on Wednesday reported 1,490 new cases and nine deaths. There are now more than 26,000 active cases across the country., With fear Victoria’s epidemic could be worse.
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The government had planned a limited number of red zone flights from Australia, and Hopkins said it would soon be the only option for travelers. “I think New Zealanders in Australia should be prepared to secure bookings through MIQ.”
However, the journey is difficult. The MIQ website says “a limited number of ‘Red’ flights scheduled for September have been canceled due to community outreach in New Zealand.”
In response to the spread of New Zealand.Australia’s one-way quarantine-free trip suspended An announcement was made yesterday with an extension until September 14.
Although cases are on the rise in Sydney and Victoria, other states, such as the Tasmania community, have had more than a year without coveted 19 cases. In April, a new direct flight from Auckland to Hobart was launched with Air New Zealand.
Hopkins said the government would not “necessarily” refuse to open up individual states like Tasmania, but added that the growing number in other states “brings a degree of realism over time.”
In August, the Prime Minister hinted that a trip to New South Wales might take place. Close the card for the rest of the year.
“It would be fair to say that Delta has changed some of its thinking over the last few weeks,” Hopkins said.
The key to this project was risk-averse countries, so high vaccination rates and low levels of Covid 19 could be treated in different places where the virus was most prevalent.
However, Hopkins now admits that risk profiling was a problem. “We were looking at a situation where you could classify countries based on risks, and I think in a delta environment, we really have to consider that, in fact, it’s a fair thing to do.” Acknowledging that all countries, all people, the country at the moment, are associated with them to some extent.