New Zealand to announce travel bubble start date today

Holidays across the ditch could soon be an option, with the New Zealand Prime Minister set to make a decision today.

Jacinda Ardern promised to announce a start date for the quarantine-free, two-way travel bubble with Australia so that families can finally be reunited.

It’ll also boost airlines and the tourism industry who’ve been anticipating the trans-Tasman bubble for months.


At the moment, airline booking systems suggest that April 12 or 19 is the most likely commencement date.

However, NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently said there were a number of requirements that had to be met before she could consider taking in Aussies.

That includes adequate contact tracing measures, management of transit passengers and appropriate response procedures in the event of an outbreak.

More information is expected to be announced today.

Earlier article: New Zealand still not ready to join trans-Tasman bubble