Trans-Tasman Travel Discussed at National Cabinet, Says New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and (R) Australian Prime Minster, Scott Morrison speak to media at a press conference held at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia on Feb. 28, 2020. (James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and (R) Australian Prime Minster, Scott Morrison speak to media at a press conference held at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia on Feb. 28, 2020. (James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined Australias national cabinet meeting on May 5 to discuss New Zealands experience with the CCP virus pandemic and a potential “travel bubble” between the two countries.

The travel bubble would allow unrestricted travel between Australia and New Zealand once it was safe.

Ardern told reporters in Wellington that Australians and New Zealanders travel “across the ditch” (the Tasman Sea) more than they travel anywhere else. New Zealand is Australias second-largest tourism market after China.

Ardern said Australia and New Zealand have the same goals regarding the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus.

“Neither of us want cases of COVID coming between our countries,” she said. “So I think regardless of our future path, well be looking for ways to do it safely. That will be top of mind.”

Ardern noted that more than 18,500 AustralRead More – Source