'Trans-Tasman bubble' could mean direct New Zealand flights for Tasmania if coronavirus eases - ABC News

5/05/2020 4:01:00 AM

Tasmania flags direct New Zealand flights if 'trans-Tasman bubble' established

Tasmania flags direct New Zealand flights if 'trans-Tasman bubble' established

Tasmania has not had direct flights to New Zealand since the late 1990s, but the Premier says that could change if a 'trans-Tasman bubble' is established and appropriate coronavirus safeguards are in place.

A "trans-Tasman bubble" could result in direct flights between Tasmania and New Zealand for the first time in more than 20 years, the state's premier says.Trans-Tasman travel bubble 'has an enormous amount going for it' 05/05/2020 | 4min Tourism and Transport Forum CEO Margy Osmond says the idea of a trans-Tasman travel bubble “has an enormous amount going for it”.Ardern to discuss ‘Trans-Tasman bubble’ with National Cabinet 04/05/2020 | 7min NZ Jacinda Ardern says she will discuss implementing a 'Trans-Tasman bubble' with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders when she attends a National Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.Scores of Queenslanders break social distancing rules after easing of lockdown Though there are very few flights going in and out of Australia at the moment, all international arrivals are still subject to a 14-day quarantine under observation before they can return to their homes, with Queensland, WA, South Australia and the Northern Territory enforcing additional quarantine measures when arriving from interstate too.

Tasmania COVID-19 snapshot Deaths: 13, 12 in north-west What do I do if I think I have coronavirus? If you think you might have COVID-19 phone your GP or the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.Need an interpreter? Phone the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and tell them your language.The Tourism and Transport Forum CEO told Sky News there was an enormous amount of work being done to facilitate the plan.For more information and factsheets: Visit the Tasmanian Government's coronavirus page here.Ms Ardern said while the prospect of greater travel between New Zealand and Australia is exciting, the Trans-Tasman border will not be implemented in the "very near future.The National Cabinet will meet with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today to discuss whether opening a travel route between the countries during the pandemic is an option.Ms Osmond said it was especially important following a horror year for the industry which was already devastated by the bushfires.Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein told a media conference this morning such an arrangement could be advantageous for the state."One thing I'm not willing to do is jeopardise the position that New Zealand has got itself into by moving too soon to open our borders - even to Australia.

"It would mean ensuring that we have the appropriate quarantine arrangements here in Hobart, but I think direct flights are certainly something that we can consider," he said.Favourite." Both Australia and New Zealand have achieved remarkable success in tackling COVID-19."It's something I've raised with Tourism Tasmania and with Hobart Airport." Direct flights between Hobart and New Zealand have not operated since the late 1990s.Coronavirus update: Follow all the latest news in our daily wrap Mr Gutwein said flights would only begin if there were enough coronavirus safeguards in place in both location.Ms Ardern also welcomed the "unprecedented" move to attend the National Cabinet meeting."This is not going to happen tomorrow, it's not going to happen next week, but as we work our way through the course of this calendar year, if the opportunity arises … if we have confidence we can have flights … then that's an opportunity that we can look at, and one that I'm looking to pursue," he said.The idea of a bubble with Australia was floated two weeks ago, and this is an example of the sort of action that could happen within it, while always ensuring the protection of public health," he said.

"It's important we step through this very carefully and we do not want to get in front of ourselves in terms of these discussions." When asked if he feared Australians would choose to visit international destinations instead of domestic ones such as Tasmania, Mr Gutwein said the state had one of "the strongest tourism brands anywhere in the world".Image: Getty Favourite."I think Tasmania as a brand stands alone in the world," he said.Direct flights would only resume if both locations had enough coronavirus safeguards, Mr Gutwein said.(.Continue reading.

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She relies on us but she hasn’t apologised yet. As if this pathetic move is going to bring miracles to the severely damaged economy. Stop the fake shows. Spot the ABC difference, bitterness is a regular ABC trait nowadays, sad 😢. One step closer to becoming part of NZ! :D Has to be one of the ugliest woman going, sort those ears and teeth out.

Trans-Tasman travel bubble 'has an enormous amount going for it' | Sky News AustraliaTourism and Transport Forum CEO Margy Osmond says the idea of a trans-Tasman travel bubble “has an enormous amount going for it”. \n\nA trans-Tasman bubble allowing Australians and Kiwis to travel between countries will be on the agenda when New Zealand's Prime Minister joins today's national cabinet teleconference.\n\nThe Tourism and Transport Forum CEO told Sky News there was an enormous amount of work being done to facilitate the plan. \n\n“I think it’s important to understand that New Zealand is still our second biggest market, in fact it’s only in the last 12 to 18 months that China beat New Zealand as being our biggest group of inbound,” Ms Osmond said. \n\nMs Osmond said it was especially important following a horror year for the industry which was already devastated by the bushfires. \n\n“Essentially from the tourism industry’s perspective, we’ve had the ultimate perfect storm, the double whammy to end them all,” she said. No. Its opening up the back door round Australia's borders. NZ is already hiding illegal immigrants. E.g Behrouz Boochani.

Ardern to discuss ‘Trans-Tasman bubble’ with National Cabinet | Sky News AustraliaNZ Jacinda Ardern says she will discuss implementing a 'Trans-Tasman bubble' with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders when she attends a National Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.\n\nThe 'bubble' would allow the current border restrictions between the two nations to be relaxed in order to allow greater trade and travel between Australia and New Zealand.\n\nMost experts believe worldwide international travel will not commence until there is a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, which is likely at the very least a year away.\n\nMs Ardern said while the prospect of greater travel between New Zealand and Australia is exciting, the Trans-Tasman border will not be implemented in the 'very near future.' \n\n'As you can imagine we want to lock in the gains that all New Zealanders have helped us achieve and make sure to have health precautions in place to make sure we do this safely and well,' she said.\n\n'I do want to moderate expectations, but the fact that we are in a position as countries to even have this conversation is a huge advantage for both of us.'\n\nBoth Australia and New Zealand have achieved remarkable success in tackling COVID-19.\n\nIn New Zealand, there have only been 1,137 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1,276 people recovering from the disease while 20 people have sadly perished.\n\nThe curve has rapidly flattened in Australia as well, with only 984 active cases in the country.\n\nMs Ardern also welcomed the 'unprecedented' move to attend the National Cabinet meeting.\n\nPrime Minister Scott Morrison extended the invitation to his Kiwi counterpart after a phone conversation last week.\n\nIt is expected Ms Ardern will also discuss New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 and Australia’s contract tracing app. \n\nImage: Getty jacindaardern ScottMorrisonMP The weak link is flights coming into NZ from Pacific. Assuming they are an issue. jacindaardern ScottMorrisonMP 'trans ' interesting ... jacindaardern ScottMorrisonMP Why ?

Ardern to join National Cabinet to discuss 'trans-Tasman bubble'New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern will be joining Australia&x27;s National Cabinet meeting to contribute to the discussion about the &x27;Trans-Tasman Bubble&x27;. I wouldn't give horse head any gratification. The way the stupid mare tried to embarrass the PM on our soil. Sorry we like our lamb without any special white sauce 😋 for their safety we want you to stay there 😋 She's running out of self promotion ideas - if she isn't attacking Australia, she's pulling a daily publicity stunt. No wonder Kiwis want her out...

Frustration in New Zealand as lockdown hits employmentFour of New Zealand's 20 district health regions report no active cases, and calls are growing for people to be allowed to return to work. What from the SMH give me a break ! But that will take the spotlight of me... please not Jacinda “Hey look at me” Ardern Pressure by whom? The same nasty little trolls pushing that barrow here in Oz?

Frustration in New Zealand as lockdown hits employment'If it's going to take weeks and weeks, our businesses and our people are going to be suffering': Pressure mounts for the New Zealander prime minister to ease lockdown restrictions. Sigh, again? Good luck she and Andrews are tarred with same brush! Can you right wing clowns stop trying to cause trouble? Fuckers!

Coronavirus live updates: Fines of $63,000, five years jail for COVIDSafe breaches; Latrell Mitchell tested for COVID-19; Newmarch death toll climbs; New Zealand records no new casesAustralians are being urged to download the COVIDSafe app as coronavirus cases decline, in order for the government to relax restrictions. 9News Government n media working hand in hand once again ...'do this or the restrictions will stay....'you want to go to the pub or enjoy footy again then download this!' pass I have downloaded covidsafe. I don't really trust the government but moving towards easing restrictions is the way we must head The UK, Sweden, US and soon India use a 'Symptom Tracker' rather than a 'People Tracker' App which seems more privacy friendly.