The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will today outline its plan to implement a trans-Tasman travel bubble in an effort to resuscitate the tourism sector.
The plan would use a Canberra to Wellington route as a test path with politicians, business industry leaders and journalists first passengers on initial flights to ensure its safety before being extended to the general public and other regions of both Australia and New Zealand.
Authorities are hopeful flights could begin as soon as 1 July with Australians able to register their interest in travelling from Thursday.
Tourists would be required to adhere to the respective nations’ restrictions and travel laws, as well as willingly subject to testing upon boarding their flight.
If approved, it could mean that Aussie tourists can fly to New Zealand before they are permitted to fly to Queensland, South Australia or Western Australia.
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