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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
We have been to NZ many times so I doubt whether we would go even if we could.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 !