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COVID-19: Trans-Tasman Bubble NSW pause extended to July 6

COVID-19: Trans-Tasman Bubble NSW pause extended to July 6

After an initial 72 hour suspension, quarantine free travel between New South Wales and New Zealand has been paused until midnight on July 6.

To quote the NZ COVID-19 site:

  • The pause on quarantine-free travel from New South Wales to New Zealand will continue until 11:59pm (NZT) on Tuesday 6 July.
  • You cannot travel to New Zealand from anywhere in Australia if you were in New South Wales after 11:59pm (NZT) on Tuesday 22 June.
  • The travel pause also applies to those transiting through NSW. This means you cannot drive through NSW to another state to fly to New Zealand, or leave NSW by air to get to another airport. 

Things are changing at a rapid rate, so make sure you check this advice page before you embark on any travel between Australia and New Zealand, and follow the appropriate applications and declarations. Otherwise, you could find yourself heading off to quarantine or being refused entry to New Zealand.

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2PAXfly Takeout

The aviation industry has a difficult road ahead when it comes to sustainability. It’s going to require a relative revolution in technology, with ‘electric planes’ or hydrogen planes, or some form of jet engine that doesn’t require a carbon based fuel. And that is going to require the development of an alternative to jet engines probably.

It’s a big ask. It will take time to develop.

This move to home grown and manufactured SAF is a first step – maybe even a baby step in a very long road of innovation. In the long run, US$200 million won’t even touch the sides.

I’m due to fly out to NZ not long after the current pause. How do you rate my chances?

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