Sydney outbreak pops Australia and New Zealand travel bubbles

The outbreak of the CCP virus in the Sydney metropolitan area has disrupted Australia’s travel bubble with New Zealand (NZ), and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a suspension of travel on Friday.

The suspension of unquarantine travel, which begins at 11:59 pm in New Zealand (10 pm in Australia), lasts for eight weeks.

In Australia, Kiwi’s return flights will be managed for the next 7 days.

“My strong message to all New Zealanders in Australia right now that I don’t want to stay in Australia for a long time is to go home,” Ardan said. “This is not a decision we have neglected, but it is the right decision to keep New Zealanders safe.”

“The plane will continue to arrive until it meets the demand to return the kiwi,” Ardan later wrote. Position On Facebook.

Only New Zealanders and residents can board the flight and passengers must be negative on the pre-departure test. Returnees from states other than Victoria and New South Wales can also return without 14 days of quarantine.

Those returning from New South Wales will need to enter quarantine when they return. People from Victoria need a COVID-19 test before departure, self-quarantine in New Zealand and return a negative test after 3 days.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (L) stepped into the nest balcony with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison prior to the Australian-New Zealand Prime Minister’s Conference in Queenstown on May 31, 2021. .. (Joe Allison / Pool / AFP via Getty Images)

She said the decision was based on public health advice on increasing coronavirus cases and community clusters across Australia.

“Currently, there are multiple outbreaks and three states are blocked at various stages of containment,” said Ardan. “The health risks of New Zealanders from these cases are increasing.”

She too I got it It was the government’s response that Delta Variant changed its risk profile with Australia and that New Zealand needed to be kept safe from the new COVID-19 stock.

The travel bubble between the two countries began on April 19, allowing more than 200,000 residents from both Australia and New Zealand to travel without the need for quarantine.

Mr Ardan said the New Zealand government hopes that eight weeks later, the outbreak in New South Wales will be curtailed and the bubble will be able to resume.

“We want to restart the bubble, but it has to be safe,” Ardan said.

The news of the eight-week suspension is that the number of COVID-19 cases in Sydney increased again to 136 in 24 hours and one man died of COVID-19, causing the Sydney outbreak on Friday as a national emergency. Occurs after being classified as. Diseases caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

Ardan also sincerely hopes that Australia has recovered quickly from the outbreak.