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Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble a Winner

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Thursday, 11 June 2020

Tags: COVID-19, Tourism, Jobs

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

With COVID-19 eradicated from New Zealand and just two active cases in Tasmania, now is the time to speed up negotiations on a Trans-Tasman travel bubble between Hobart and New Zealand.

For two stunning travel destinations, showing an exceptional recovery from COVID-19, it makes sense.

We recognise local tourism and hospitality businesses were among the hardest hit by the pandemic lockdown. A safe travel route between Tasmania and our cousins across the Tasman would give local businesses a real shot in the arm.

The Greens fully support Premier Gutwein’s advocacy for a travel agreement between Tasmania and New Zealand, and hope it’s a reality sooner than later.