New Zealand Pauses Australia Travel Bubble as New Cases Spike

This post may contain affiliate links; please read our advertiser disclosure for more information.

New Zealand Australia Travel Bubble

New Zealand Pauses Australia Travel Bubble as New Cases Spike

New Zealand had paused its quarantine-free travel arrangement with Australia for at least eight weeks. Australia is currently experiencing a spike of new cases for the highly infectious Delta virus variant.

The travel bubble initially launched as test-free and quarantine-free corridor. But, New Zealand introduced a testing requirement earlier this month which made it more costly for Australians to visit.

New Zealand had already paused travel with the states of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The new pause, which kicked in this past Friday, applies to all of Australia.

“We’ve always said that our response would evolve as the virus evolved,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told Reuters. “This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but it is the right decision to keep New Zealanders safe.”

About half of Australia’s population is now under some form of lockdown as the country works to contain the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant. Regulations vary from state to state within Australia.

New Zealand has not had a community-acquired case of Covid-19 since February. But, the country also has a low vaccination rate, which makes it even more important to prevent a new outbreak. As of last week, 15% of New Zealand’s 16+ population was fully vaccinated, and 22% have received a first dose.

DDGhttp://dannydealguru.com
Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last 6+ years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

More Like This

1 COMMENT

Responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

1 COMMENT

  1. Australia and New Zealand have no desire to ever open up again. They want to shut themselves off from the world forever.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

7,703FansLike
15,951FollowersFollow
22,500SubscribersSubscribe

RebatesMe - $40 Bonus!

Super easy bonus! Sign-up and they'll pay you $40 after your earn $10 cashback. That's it!
Grab Your RebatesMe Bonus!

Webull - 2 Free Stocks!

Brokerage app Webull is offering 2 Free Stocks! Just open an account and fund with $100 to get your stocks valued up to $1600! Super easy!
Grab your 2 free stocks now!
BoardingArea

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join thousands of MtM readers who are subscribed to receive a once daily email with all of our posts. Never miss out!

You have Successfully Subscribed!