What does the pause on flights to Australia mean for the travel bubble?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 2:46PM
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(Photo / NZ Herald)

What does the pause on flights to Australia mean for the travel bubble?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 2:46PM

Australia is taking an cautious approach to New Zealand's latest community case.

All flights to Australia have been immediately suspended for the next 72 hours.

Additionally, anyone who has arrived in Australia since January 14, are being told to self isolate and get a test.

Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt says they took a number of factors into consideration beforehand.

He says it was down to the case being the South African variant and the number of locations the woman visited.

ZB political editor Barry Soper joined Kerre McIvor to discuss the ongoing situation with Covid in the community, what this means for the future of the travel bubble, and whether MIQ facilities need to be stricter.

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