Are You Looking Forward to a Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble?


Aussies have been itching to travel since COVID-19 forced any future plans to be cancelled but it looks like there is a light at the end of the travel tunnel! Australia could be greeting New Zealand travellers before Christmas, with the first arrivals potentially landing in Sydney by November. LiveTribers, are you excited for a travel bubble with New Zealand? Will you jumping on a plane as soon as possible? Or do you think it’s too soon? Tell us your thoughts.

Posted by on 29 Sep 2020

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    vera

    Yes,I can’t say I’ll do it as soon as possible but I would like to have open choice to plan my trip!

    Posted by vera on 29 Oct 2020

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    Ron

    I would like to see the WA border opened. There was never a health reason for closing the border it is the Labour States being reactive instead of being proactive. McGowan is a liar & a seducer of the WA public & needs to be removed otherwise he will drive WA into the ground.

    Posted by Ron on 29 Oct 2020

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    Norm

    Yes I will be keen to visit N Z again, being a Vietnam veteran I have many friends from my time serving with the kiwi vets.

    Posted by Norm on 28 Oct 2020

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    Vivienne

    Yes, it will be great to see family in NZ and also to see the country. This will help the economy too, so can't be better! Obviously, we have to wait a little longer until the NZ Govt allows us to go, but definitely looking forward to the opportunity to go!

    Posted by Vivienne on 28 Oct 2020

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    Colin

    Don't care we never go to tassie anyway

    Posted by Colin on 28 Oct 2020

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    jvanes

    Not really, we go overseas annually and will be waiting for that as we have friends and family in two countries. We also want to go to Queensland first and look for a place there as we are fed up with living in Victoria.

    Posted by jvanes on 27 Oct 2020

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    goldchalis

    If time permits

    Posted by goldchalis on 27 Oct 2020

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    Andrea

    I will be definitely jumping on a plane to NZealand

    Posted by Andrea on 27 Oct 2020

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    Old Man

    Once the Border is open that's where I will be Going, such a special place. So much to see and do. My Family came to Tasmania in the 1800/s. so there are many places I need to check out. It's called History. Great Sights, Great Eats.

    Posted by Old Man on 27 Oct 2020

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    flowerpot

    Yes, I would love to return after the COVID-19 is all clear and when the vaccine is here. To travel over the Tasman on the Spirit such a relaxing Island, has a lot of text book history and scrumptious fresh produce.

    Posted by flowerpot on 26 Oct 2020

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    David

    Yes, Australian people are truly pissing me off. Bigots and haters!

    Posted by David on 26 Oct 2020

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    bronwyn

    Yes - we need to learn to live with COVID. It's not going away any time soon until we have a vaccine. Even then, like the Flu, there will still be cases.

    Posted by bronwyn on 26 Oct 2020

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    debz

    Best not to travel for a long time forget about going overseas .Stay safe at home.

    Posted by debz on 24 Oct 2020

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    Sarin

    Not any time soon to busy for travel

    Posted by Sarin on 23 Oct 2020

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    Jennifer

    Looking forward to travel options

    Posted by Jennifer on 23 Oct 2020

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    adamfromoz

    As much as I love Queenstown, it is very expensive so I would rather go to Vietnam or China if their borders were open and I did not have to quarantine on my return to Australia.

    Posted by adamfromoz on 23 Oct 2020

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    vera

    No, I will wait little bit longer till things get more setled

    Posted by vera on 22 Oct 2020

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    Valerie

    We should not be letting New Zealanders in.

    Posted by Valerie on 22 Oct 2020

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    Kilrust

    New Zealand isn't accepting visitors but Australia is or are they Australians returning home

    Posted by Kilrust on 27 Oct 2020

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    ANTHONY

    Hi,I think it’s a fantastic idea the trans Tasman, I’m anxious 2 get back there 4 a holiday,only been once,but not long ago I found out I’ve a grandson over there who would like 2 catch up 4 the 1st time. I just moved back home 2 Sydney not 2 long ago from Victoria + a hip operation late July 2020,its going pretty well at the moment. I just think with the COVID 19 epidemic,its a little bit early 4 myself.

    Posted by ANTHONY on 22 Oct 2020

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    CAROL

    yes I think it is great trans Tasman travel. Only with states that are Covid free. We are looking forward to flying direct from Adelaide to Auckland. We will not travel interstate to fly to NZ

    Posted by CAROL on 22 Oct 2020

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    dunbaylass

    We need our health protected more then visitors

    Posted by dunbaylass on 21 Oct 2020

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    Phillip

    No, the economy needs it but i see trouble with it

    Posted by Phillip on 21 Oct 2020

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    Karen

    great for the economy

    Posted by Karen on 21 Oct 2020

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    Doreen

    Yes great to open two countries like ours

    Posted by Doreen on 19 Oct 2020

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    JENNY

    Definataley are as really enjoy travelling esp overseas.

    Posted by JENNY on 19 Oct 2020

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    Stephen

    Yes I would like to visit NZ

    Posted by Stephen on 19 Oct 2020

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    socker

    The west coast of the Newsstand's south island is fantastic.

    Posted by socker on 18 Oct 2020

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    coaster

    No I won't be and now I am not all that thrilled with the outcome from the first flights from NZ. For all the song and dance about restrictions, precautions, etc. it seems 17 got on a plane in Sydney and flew to Victoria although the border was definitely closed. How did this happen???? Why do people persist in breaking the simple rules.

    Posted by coaster on 18 Oct 2020

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    Kilrust

    Yes why did the airline companies take their money knowing that the borders were closed. Same happened to EA

    Posted by Kilrust on 27 Oct 2020

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    robert

    Yes be great to head to Nz and Cook Islands I reckon other parts of the world will be a no go for years let’s all have common sense so we can all travel in our safe pacific bubble

    Posted by robert on 17 Oct 2020

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    David

    Yes We are considering a holiday in New Zealand

    Posted by David on 17 Oct 2020

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    Kaye

    Too early, look at Britan and France, I'm staying put as will the virus will

    Posted by Kaye on 17 Oct 2020

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    Frank

    Yes I would like to do the west coast of Tasmania

    Posted by Frank on 17 Oct 2020

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    Doreen

    Meant to say Australia

    Posted by Doreen on 16 Oct 2020

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    Doreen

    If nZ and abuse free of Virus then why not open the two countries

    Posted by Doreen on 16 Oct 2020

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    Peter

    Great place for a holiday

    Posted by Peter on 16 Oct 2020

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    rod

    yes, looking forward to seeing family in NZ

    Posted by rod on 15 Oct 2020

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    vera

    I’ll be waiting little bit longer! With everything that’s going on I think little bit extra staying put is much safer! I know we need economy going but we are still not safe!

    Posted by vera on 15 Oct 2020

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    Aster

    Live New Zealand, great place for travel, but hope it's not too crowded when it happens...

    Posted by Aster on 15 Oct 2020

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    Emuu

    Yes - want to get back to go fly fishing. Missed out on a planned trip in April 2020. Can't wait to get back there again when we're able to.

    Posted by Emuu on 15 Oct 2020

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    caperteewaratah

    Yes to visit friends there.

    Posted by caperteewaratah on 15 Oct 2020

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    Aileen

    I think it could be to soon.. maybe in a year..

    Posted by Aileen on 14 Oct 2020

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    Frank

    Not at the moment

    Posted by Frank on 13 Oct 2020

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    Georgie22

    Absolutely. Need to see my son and his family again.

    Posted by Georgie22 on 13 Oct 2020

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    Aussie5

    It will probably be good for the Australian economy if New Zealanders come here, but I am in no rush to travel. Normally I travel overseas once or twice a year, but due to COVID-19, will not be travelling for quite some time yet. I feel it is too risky, as I am immunocompromised. Hopefully NZ people will at least be given a temperature check before being allowed into Australia. Also I hope that when Aussies are allowed to travel to NZ, they are also checked before being allowed to enter the country. Better to be sure than sorry!

    Posted by Aussie5 on 13 Oct 2020

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    pappillon

    VERY MUCH So!

    Posted by pappillon on 13 Oct 2020

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    Barry

    No not really. I would like to travel but am prepared to wait until next year when other destinations are likely safer to visit.

    Posted by Barry on 12 Oct 2020

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    queenb

    Too soon to travel yet remember the virus is still around! and it only take one person to contaminate a suburb.

    Posted by queenb on 12 Oct 2020

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    Stella del Mattino

    No.

    Posted by Stella del Mattino on 12 Oct 2020

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    rosielin

    Yes, my son, his wife and grandkids are there. I know he is itching to come here.

    Posted by rosielin on 12 Oct 2020

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    Joy

    I’ll be jumping on a plane as soon as it’s possible

    Posted by Joy on 11 Oct 2020

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    Beth17

    No, not to NZ, there is too much of Australia to see before heading off anywhere overseas.

    Posted by Beth17 on 11 Oct 2020

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    CAROL

    yes it will be great but would love to see from Adelaide to Auckland as well as the other states as SA is doing really well with Covid 19 and many people fly from Adelaide to Auckland

    Posted by CAROL on 11 Oct 2020

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    Strangeentrant

    No because theres been too many breaches already

    Posted by Strangeentrant on 11 Oct 2020

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    Brankica

    I would love to travel overseas next year

    Posted by Brankica on 10 Oct 2020

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    Jeanie

    Can't wait to get travelling again!

    Posted by Jeanie on 10 Oct 2020

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    rickyb595

    Yes it would be great

    Posted by rickyb595 on 10 Oct 2020

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    DaneyBoy84

    If We Learn To Agree With Plan Old Common Sense Our Economy Will Prevail!!!...!!!...!!!...!!!...!!!

    Posted by DaneyBoy84 on 09 Oct 2020

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    Paul

    I'm not sure because it depends on case numbers in both countries. We don't want to contaminate NZ with return home travellers either if NZ is a rare safe place to go in the world, it will be useful in the future. A vaccine won't be available for at least two years and the virus could be around for 10 years without a proper vaccine. We should preserve what controlled areas we have. Any travellers between Oz and NZ should be very carefully screened or quarantined before or after landing. It can wait until next year.

    Posted by Paul on 09 Oct 2020

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    DONT_LIKE_NICK_NAMES

    I think it is a good idea to have people from NZ visiting Australia if they want to. The virus is well controlled there. Personally, I am happy to wait until a vaccine that works is developed before I go overseas. Just now, I would be pleased if I could travel further than 10K from my home.

    Posted by DONT_LIKE_NICK_NAMES on 08 Oct 2020

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    Colin

    Never been to nz Not concerned

    Posted by Colin on 08 Oct 2020

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    mishaman65

    My wife and i as well as friends are so excited and hoping that by xmas the Cruising industry will be started again as we are all looking forward to cruising again, so far we have a cruise for august 21 booked but we want to go on a holiday before that.

    Posted by mishaman65 on 08 Oct 2020

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    Picatrix

    Perfectly fine. Depends where in Australia they land & stay.

    Posted by Picatrix on 08 Oct 2020

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    Tonyporritt

    Happy to stay on the Sunshine Coast.

    Posted by Tonyporritt on 08 Oct 2020

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    Jenetta

    Am happy to stay at home til this dies down a little. Close the borders and keep them closed. Keep us healthy.

    Posted by Jenetta on 08 Oct 2020

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    coaster

    No. I have been to NZ and I would still feel very uncomfortable travelling through airports, sitting on planes etc. I still think it is too soon for people to be mixing en masse anywhere at this point in time.

    Posted by coaster on 07 Oct 2020

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    Mumma Knows Best

    For me, I just want state borders to fully open. I live in Victoria and my husband works in Canberra. Is that too much to ask? Have not seen him since July.

    Posted by Mumma Knows Best on 07 Oct 2020

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    mishaman65

    I am sorry for you mumma as i know it must be hard not seeing your husband but if the small minority of victorians would have all done the right thing and kept social distancing and clean instead of being bloody idiots then victoria wouldnt be in the position that it is in now., its been hard for the rest of Australia but we have all done the right thing so now its up to victorians to wake up or you might find that your borders will be closed indefinetely.

    Posted by mishaman65 on 08 Oct 2020

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    Rani

    Everybody want to get away but nobody knows how soon we will be able to jump on a plane to go to our thought out and planned out places in the world ..... in a state of big delemma .....

    Posted by Rani on 07 Oct 2020

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    pinkf

    We are all want to run get away unless vaccine comes no one will

    Posted by pinkf on 07 Oct 2020

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    medusa 12

    i think its too soon to have any tourism coming in to Australia just yet and unless they have had the vaccine and are cleared of been infected with co- vid they should not be allowed to come here and infect our country after all the measures our government and prime minister has done to protect us

    Posted by medusa 12 on 07 Oct 2020

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    Angela

    No I won’t, waiting for Australian boarders to open so I can Go over east.

    Posted by Angela on 07 Oct 2020

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    Tonyporritt

    I have been and once is enough.

    Posted by Tonyporritt on 07 Oct 2020

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    Jaclyn

    Won't be able to afford it, even if i wanted too!!!

    Posted by Jaclyn on 06 Oct 2020

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    Popola

    I think it's way to early gorvthis type of travel arrangement and the possibility of someone bringing back covid from Australia is a worry.

    Posted by Popola on 04 Oct 2020

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    mandachic

    It’s not a fair arrangement as the agreement is one sided

    Posted by mandachic on 03 Oct 2020

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    Margaret

    I am worried that it is too early for an international any country travel bubble.Risk is not warranted. Margaret

    Posted by Margaret on 02 Oct 2020

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    Michaela

    Yes as need to see my Family

    Posted by Michaela on 02 Oct 2020

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    Mmbw

    Yes, as I have a new great granddaughter, named after me who has just been born during the COVID restrictions! in Sydney

    Posted by Mmbw on 02 Oct 2020

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    Vanessa

    Hi my Vanessa Roberts and I live in nt

    Posted by Vanessa on 02 Oct 2020

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    Steve

    do you, thats nice, but what about the question ?

    Posted by Steve on 02 Oct 2020

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    Neilie

    I will only travel within Australia, and not until Covid disappears I don’t welcome any travel bubbles-it is still too early to be crossing borders

    Posted by Neilie on 02 Oct 2020

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    robin

    Not able to afford travel at the moment but if I could I would be gone....

    Posted by robin on 02 Oct 2020

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    Lesley

    Well they wont be coming to WA, our premier is intent on keeping WA closed, stsuff all those that cant see their kids or other family members. It is ridiculous. We have been to NZ many times so I doubt whether we would go even if we could.

    Posted by Lesley on 01 Oct 2020

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    tassiegirl

    It sounds very good to me. We are in Melbourne Victoria. We are not allowed to go more than 5 kilometres from home all the time. Until a few days ago, we were also not allowed to go out at all from 8 pm or 9 pm to 5 am each night. Also we can't go anywhere on holiday at all, until the restrictions are eased. We have been in lockdown since the middle of March with only a few week break where things were eased slighty. All shops are closed, except grocery stores, food stores and bottle shops. Other shops are only allowed to operate online or click and collect. Also most children have not been in school or child care for most of this time. They have been learning from home over the internet. Most people are working from home, if they are able to do so. You are only allowed to leave the house for exercise, medical care, to get essentials eg groceries or for work or school (if you have an exception and permit). It has been unbelievable living in this state. If you are in another state, you are exceptionally fortunate. The Victorian state government is a Labor government which is supported by the green party and a few other cross benchers. This Labor government is a socialist government who wants to control everything, including what people do, what people say and where they go. It is like living in a bad sci fi movie.

    Posted by tassiegirl on 01 Oct 2020

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    coaster

    Well you have the virus down there where 100's were being infected and spreading it around and even into Queensland etc. Yes it is awful you have been in lock down for so long but if everyone did stay inside and not socialise this would have been over a long time ago. My niece said she cannot take her kids to a park or anything and was doing everything to keep her family safe with the hope of everything going back to normal sooner rather than later and there were those idiots on the beach possibly spreading it again. She said people were getting tested and then going shopping at the supermarket and others were having parties and large family gatherings. I don't think it should be political and whether Liberal or Labor I think all would have bought in the same rules. The only reason there is dissension is because there is going to be an election. I personally would not like our country to go down the same road as all the overseas countries such as France, USA, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Italy etc. where 1000's have died and now last count over 35 million infected. There have been mistakes by both labor and liberal leaders but this is an unprecedented event and it is learning as they go and trying to do their best but they also have to work with people who really should not be in the jobs they hold as they are either lacking logic or knowledge of how to manage this situation. Victoria has had it very hard and I know many people feel for you all but also get angry dealing with the selfish ones who travel over the borders whilst infected causing deaths, illness, economic loss in other states due to their self entitlement attitudes. This is an awful time in our history and I am sorry you are feeling frustrated, and angry but be thankful that these measures were bought in or the situation in Victoria and even Australia wide would have been on a par with all the other countries around the world and perhaps your parents, grandparents and other relatives could catch it with dire outcomes. The numbers have really dropped and so there is light at the end of this dark road and I hope soon the restrictions will be lifted further for you.

    Posted by coaster on 07 Oct 2020

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    jvanes

    I don't want to go to NZ but would love to holiday in Northern NSW or Queensland if/when restrictions are lifted. But as a fellow Melbournite, I agree with everything you said. So many young people are attempting suicide that the hospitals can't cope with all the admissions. Hundreds of thousands of people's livelihoods have been destroyed by the draconian regulations that seem to have no rhyme or reason to them. Why can't a roofer work alone with no contact with anyone, when a dog groomer can. We know it was because the Government made a deal with the Animal Justice Party but he needs to let sole traders back to work as well as some outdoor dining. Melbourne used to be voted one of the most livable cities in the world and it is now a ghost town and will not recover for years, if ever. We are looking to move interstate or overseas as soon as restrictions ease as life is unbearable here.

    Posted by jvanes on 07 Oct 2020

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    Steve

    If everybody in your state done the right thing and there was no more cases maybe your restrictions would ease, have a look at other states that have the majority of the population doing the right thing collectively

    Posted by Steve on 02 Oct 2020

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    Kanthi

    I am ferried of

    Posted by Kanthi on 01 Oct 2020

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    algemyone

    Just wish I could afford it! South Island, please! However as I am in several covid risk groups I wouldn't travel anywhere at the moment.

    Posted by algemyone on 01 Oct 2020

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    Ralph

    I have no plans to travel anywhere at the moment but I'm happy for people that want to support out Kiwi friends.

    Posted by Ralph on 01 Oct 2020

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    mumtee

    Have no intent on travelling anywhere at the moment, my husband has recently been diagnosed with a heart problem and it is just not good for us to do any travelling in the near future.

    Posted by mumtee on 30 Sep 2020

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    Not_A_DoDo

    what a shame, andrews, and NZ lied like troopers this will give them a perfect excuse to pretend more rubbish about the scamdemic of fear. DISGUSTING

    Posted by Not_A_DoDo on 30 Sep 2020

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    Steve

    Are_A_DoDo with that comment, it will be forever changing untill the virus is gone...

    Posted by Steve on 02 Oct 2020

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    vegandelight

    Christchurch & Dunedin, here we come!!! Also looking forward to a Travel Bubble with China.

    Posted by vegandelight on 29 Sep 2020

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    Steve

    Travel Bubble with China, actual F#%king for real...........................

    Posted by Steve on 02 Oct 2020

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    vegandelight

    They fixed their end early. You try living with your Chinese Mother in Law for 1.5 years who doesn't want to be here either & just see if you don't wish for the same!

    Posted by vegandelight on 02 Oct 2020

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    coaster

    No excitement for me. Hopefully there will be no troubles with this opening up and everyone does the sensible thing. I am thinking though there will be more probably flying to NZ than visa versa which will help their economy more than ours.

    Posted by coaster on 29 Sep 2020

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    robert

    The only one's thinking of travel to and from NZ are usually relatives and those wanting to spend Christmas with family , regardless of any pandemic , what's the big deal ? I think more people are anxious at getting out of their hotels , that they have been confined in . It certainly would be a much needed boost to the economy , but whether people are ready to spend is another issue . It's a step forward, but we still have a long way to go !

    Posted by robert on 29 Sep 2020

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