Friday, July 16, 2021

New Zealand suspends quarantine free shuttle with Australia's Victoria state

WELLINGTON, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Quarantine free travel from Australia's Victoria state to New Zealand could be paused from 1:59 a.m. Friday local time, New Zealand's COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins mentioned on Thursday.

The resolution follows up to date public fitness assistance from New Zealand officers and a transforming into variety of cases and areas of interest, Hipkins mentioned in an announcement.

The pause will run for as a minimum 4 days and be field to further overview on Monday, he referred to.

"As with outdated pauses, we renowned the frustration and inconvenience that includes any interruption to Trans-Tasman go back and forth, but given the continued level of uncertainty around transmission in Melbourne, here is the right action to take," the minister said.

The pause means anyone who has been in the state of Victoria after 1:59 a.m. New Zealand time on July 16 can't shuttle to New Zealand from any state in Australia until extra be aware, he noted.

Quarantine free trip from Australia's New South Wales state is still paused and managed return flights are nevertheless in location which means tourists will ought to go into managed isolation for 14 days after arriving in New Zealand, Hipkins noted. Enditem

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