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Australian media have once again claimed that a quarantine-free two-way journey between Australia and New Zealand is imminent.
But the New Zealand Government said talks between the two countries were ongoing and no date had yet been set for the travel bubble.
Australian media organizations today reported that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce a transtasman bubble when she swears in her cabinet next week.
Reports in the Daily Mail and The West Australian, citing Western Australian government sources, say travel arrangements will be put into effect by Christmas at the latest.
Ardern’s office was asked for comment.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said discussions about the New Zealand-Australia trip were still ongoing.
New Zealand remains committed to introducing two-way travel as soon as it is safe, but a start date has not yet been decided, the spokesman said.
“There will be various health and border requirements that will need to be met before New Zealand allows quarantine-free travel from Australia.”
This is not the first time Australian media have reported that a travel bubble is imminent. In early October, Ardern poured cold water on the grounds that a two-way trip was “more day“.
“In our view, we are not ready to travel quarantine free with Australia. They have a very different strategy from us, so they made that decision … but for now of course we have to keep New Zealanders safe.”
He also said he hopes to have some kind of tranquil travel arrangement by the end of this year.
New Zealand’s borders have been closed to international travel since March, except for returning New Zealanders and exceptions for healthcare workers and some key industries.
But it’s a one-way arrangement. Kiwis returning to New Zealand will still have to serve their 14-day stint in managed isolation. And Australian tourists cannot travel to New Zealand.
Next week, Queensland plans to reopen its borders with New South Wales, which could mean that the state will be open to New Zealand travelers.
However, the Greater Sydney region was exempted from the agreement due to concerns about a Covid-19 mystery case that cannot be linked to any known groups.
Australian Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said earlier this week that quarantine-free travel between the two countries would be an acknowledgment of how well the two countries handled Covid-19.
“I welcome the fact that Prime Minister Ardern has made some positive comments about opening up reciprocally with Australia, and I hope we can see this facilitated by the end of the year,” he said.
At last count, Australia had about 200 active Covid-19 cases and New Zealand had 68 cases.
Nearly 2,000 New Zealanders have entered Australia since borders were relaxed across the two states. But moving on has become controversial, as New Zealanders were found to be making domestic trips to states that were not part of the travel bubble, including Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
Travel tips for this holiday season Posted: October 18, 2020 / 9:30 a.m. CDT / Update: October 18, 2020 / 9:30 a.m. CDT CHAMPAIGN, Ill. of COVID-19 is still a concern. “We haven’t seen how it’s going to affect people in the winter and with the flu season at the same time,” said Awais Vaid, deputy district administrator for Champaign-Urbana public health and epidemiologist. AAA, the Auto Club, said some travelers decide to make travel decisions out of the blue, and about 80% of people should take a road trip. “They’re going to places where there are hikes or state or national parks to explore or watch,” said Molly Hart, AAA spokesperson for the Auto Club. Others may travel to see family for the holidays. Vaid says people should be careful. “There is no totally safe way to do social events, whether small or large, unless you do it with your family, and your family only means your household,” Vaid said. Inviting people who don’t live in your home can mean you get infected. However, some steps can be taken to minimize the risk. “During the 14 days leading up to my trip, I will be very careful. I’ll try to put myself in a bubble so to speak. Hopefully three to four days before traveling I get tested, ”Vaid said. If you are flying, bring a face shield, face shield, and hand sanitizer. “We also recommend that if you go to the gas station to bring sandwich bags, so that when you pump gasoline, you can put your hand in the sandwich bag just to stay safe,” a Hart said. “This pandemic will end, but we don’t want to put ourselves in danger. We don’t want to risk our loved ones, ”Vaid said. .
Lahore – franchises and the Pakistan cricket Board (PCB) confirmed it was their most preferred option remains the remaining four matches of Pakistan super League (PSL) 2020 in November.
This was discussed in the eighth meeting of the PSL Board of governors was held via teleconference on Thursday, reported the press Secretary of the PSC and said, “expressing optimism that they recognized the presence of a number of moving parts due Covid-19 pandemic and agreed to continue analysis and monitoring of the internal situation before making recommendations to the governing Council.
“Based on the current review of the League’s six franchises and PCB agreed framework for enhanced cooperation to ensure long-term growth of the PSL and to create financial stability. The governing Council praised the PCB for the creation of an independent Pakistan super League, the Department, headed by the Executive project RAPS Shoaib Naveed. Franchises and PCB have agreed the framework of regular contacts between groups and the Department of CPF, aimed at improving consultative dialogue on various operational and strategic issues concerning the League.”
Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani: “once again, she was attractive and interesting meetings of the Board of governors with a common interest is the welfare and future of GBL Pakistan super League. Of course, the future of GBL RAP is crucial for PCB and franchisees, and as such had a tendency to make bigger, better and stronger brand. PCB and franchisees expressed their determination that they will continue to work together to solve all the current problems and to ensure that all parties continue to flourish and benefit from what is now one of the largest and most followed League cricket in the world.”
Islamabad United FC owner Ali Naqvi: “the formation of a separate Department PSL is a necessary step. GBL PSL is the largest brand in the Pakistan and the dedicated team working on it year-round will improve development for all stakeholders involved in the League. We’ve all seen that GBL CPF funds for the fans of Pakistan this year the whole season is here. There is a huge potential for us to grow together and we are ready to work with the PCB to ensure this growth”.
Lahore Qalandars’ Gul Sameen wound: “one of the key aspects of our long-term partnerships with the printed circuit Board is conducting regular consultations on the RAP governing Council. We had a very fruitful discussion today, and we are aligned with the PCB from the point of view of solving the problem by joint efforts and continue to improve and enhance GBL CPF”.