New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden announced today that New Zealand will open its borders to tourists from Australia on April 19.
Since March 2020, the borders between the two countries have been closed except for citizens and those with residency rights.
Arden said that the “travel balloon across the building” would allow New Zealanders and Australians to travel between the two countries without the necessary quarantine.
Ardern added that managing the pandemic and preventing covid-19 from invading New Zealand was a “great effort” last year.
She said: “The victim cannot see friends and family living in Australia. This marks the beginning of a new chapter for our Freemasonry and recovery.”
Ardern also warned that if an infection breaks out in any country/region, travelers must consider the possibility of interrupting travel.
New Zealand reported 17 new cases of covida-19 on Tuesday, all of which were found at the border.
There are currently 74 active cases of covida-19, with a total of 2,524 cases and 26 deaths.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Australia has an estimated 146 active cases, with 909 deaths and 29,000 deaths reported.