August 10, 2020

New Zealand eyes Cook Islands travel bubble

Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand¬†plans to open a virus-free “travel bubble” with the tiny Pacific realm of Cook Islands before year’s end, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday, while expressing caution about a similar arrangement with Australia.Ardern said the quarantine-free travel corridor was possible because New Zealand and the Cooks — an archipelago of under 10,000 people — had successfully contained the coronavirus.”Our expectation is that it would be in place before the end of the year,” she told reporters, adding that officials were being careful not to move too quickly on the pro…


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