NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 30 Apr, 2021 09:30 am

Covid 19 coronavirus: More travellers heading to NZ than Australia in transtasman bubble

Covid 19 coronavirus: More travellers heading to NZ than Australia in transtasman bubble
10,000 more people have arrived in NZ than departed since the trans-Tasman bubble opened.

Photo / RNZ By RNZ The Tourism Industry says 10,000 more people have arrived in New Zealand than departed since the transtasman travel bubble opened."The people coming into New Zealand has settled back to about two-and-a-half to 3000 people a day and the departures are a bit lower." As time went on, more holidaymakers coming to New Zealand were expected, he said."That's who've come across to New Zealand and it's good from a New Zealand point of view that we're having more Australians come here rather than New Zealanders go to Australia.

Quarantine-free travel with Australia began last Monday and Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive Chris Roberts said in the nine days since the bubble opened there have been 30,000 arrivals and 20,000 departures.The arrival numbers were just a fraction of pre-pandemic times - they would normally be five times that at this time of year, Roberts said.

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