Tourism industry hopeful as announcement due
April 6, 2021 11:04 am
The New Zealand government will today announce when the country will begin a long anticipated trans-Tasman bubble with Australia.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will make the announcement this afternoon, after meeting with Cabinet.
Ardern says the government had carefully worked through the framework of a trans-Tasman bubble, but she warned travelling would not be without risk.
The three-day lockdown in the Greater Brisbane area was lifted over the weekend and there have been no new cases in Queensland for the second day in a row.
But authorities there say there was still a way to go before they would be absolutely sure the Brisbane outbreak was in hand.
Ardern says if there was a community outbreak in Australia, travelling New Zealanders may have to stay put, self-isolate or be tested once they return – depending on the circumstances.