New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce the date of quarantine-free travel with Australia on April 6.
“We don’t have a date for you yet,” Ardern said at a news conference on Monday.
New Zealand has closed its borders to all except citizens and residents since March 19, 2020. Since then, travellers have had to quarantine for another two weeks upon arrival in New Zealand.
Most travellers in New Zealand come from Australia.
According to the Prime Minister, more time is needed to set up the final framework for the travel bubble and to make agreements on matters such as tracing contacts and how the quarantine facilities should be handled.