New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden is expected to announce that the Trans-Tasman travel bubble will kick off on April 19.
The announcement is due at 2 pm Sydney time and 4 pm Auckland time.
University of Otago professor Michael Baker told RNZ that he believed the government would ensure the right conditions and controls were in place before opening the border.
“Everything about managing Covid-19 is about calculated risk. I do think now we are ready to open up to Australia for quarantine-free travel.”