Pacific countries plead for inclusion in ‘trans-Tasman bubble’ as travel restrictions ease

Posted by on June 10, 2020 6:22 pm
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Many Pacific nations are Covid-free but have been devastated by the economic impacts of the virus

Pacific Island nations are urging Australia and New Zealand to include them in a planned travel “bubble”, as flights across the region resume.

Pacific governments face a delicate balancing act, weighing the devastating economic impact of border closures and travel restrictions on their tourism-dependent economies, with the risk of widespread and uncontrollable Covid-19 infections if the virus is introduced.

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