First 'no-quarantine' flights arrive into Australia as cronavirus cases fall

Travellers on the flights won’t be required to quarantine in Sydney, Air New Zealand said, although the arrangements aren't yet reciprocal, with New Zealand requiring arrivals to be in managed isolation for 14 days.

First 'no-quarantine' flights arrive into Australia as cronavirus cases fall
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Australia/Sydney : Several hundred passengers from the New Zealand city of Auckland are thanks to land in Sydney on Friday as a part of a replacement trans-Tasman travel bubble amid a rapidly falling rate of growth in cases at the epicentre of Australia’s coronavirus outbreak.

The Australian state of Victoria recorded just two new COVID-19 cases within the last 24 hours, health authorities said on Friday, within the lowest daily increase since early June.Victoria, and especially the capital of Melbourne, have endured months of strict lock-down measures, although Premier Daniel Andrews is thanks to announce plans to ease some restrictions on Sunday.

In the state of latest South Wales, where three New Zealand flights are going to be landing on Friday, community transmission has crept up in recent days to double-digits, although the workload is modest compared to outbreaks in much of Europe and North America.

While Singapore and Hong Kong said yesterday they’ll open their borders toat least one another, efforts worldwide to determine corridors are hobbled by coronavirus flareups, and therefore the travel clampdowns that are required to slow the spread of infection.

Given the quarantine requirements in New Zealand, there’s little demand for return flights. About 90% of passengers on the Air New Zealand Ltd. flight that lands shortly after midday in Sydney on Friday are travelling a method , the airline said.

Travellers on the flights won’t be required to quarantine in Sydney, Air New Zealand said, although the arrangements aren't yet reciprocal, with New Zealand requiring arrivals to be in managed isolation for 14 days.