Qantas preparing flights, New Zealand opens skies for Australia: On April 6, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in the press conference, New Zealand will allow Australians to travel to the country quarantine-free. The traveling is opening from April 19, before it was 2-week mandatory quarantine. Prime Minister added if the virus outbreak in either country, traveling may disrupt.
Under the new rules, travelers won’t be allowed to travel if they had a positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days or show symptoms. A special flight called “Green Zone” flight for travelers who are from Australia are only allowed to board. It will have crews that did not fly on any high-risk routes for a period of time. Flights can get canceled if any of the countries shows a virus outbreak.
New Zealand’s hard work towards containing the Covid-19 virus is far better than other countries, the country recorded 2,531 cases and 26 deaths since the pandemic.
Australia was New Zealand’s largest source of international tourists before the pandemic. Both governments hope for reviving the tourist business.
Australia’s flag carrier Qantas would resume 120 return flights to New Zealand per week.