The introduction of the trans-Tasman travel bubble on 18 April 2021 has boosted international travel, according to new provisional travel statistics from the ABS.
Arrivals of non-Australian citizens doubled in May to 71,060 from 35,210 in April:
This was driven by a 32,000 increase in arrivals from New Zealand:
In a similar vein, departures of non-Australian citizens also rose significantly to 66,920 in May from 41,080 in April:
This was driven by a doubling of departures of New Zealand residents:
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