Quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand: Emotional scenes on the airport

Web Desk. Passengers were overwhelmed with emotion on Monday when they flew between Australia and New Zealand for the first time in a year on a free quarantine trip.

According to AFP, before his first flight to Sydney Airport Denis O’Donoghue said, I will scream, scream, cry, hug, be happy, all these emotions are at the same time”.

Australia is home to hundreds of New Zealanders, and before the coronavirus epidemic, many travelers used to come and go on a daily basis in both countries.

“The move makes O’Donoghue said me feel like the world is getting back to normal”. “I’m going back, they’re coming back, we’re going back to routine.”

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said “this is a wonderful day and a very happy day for family and friends.”

Lauren Reit, a New Zealander, went to visit her family in Australia but was caught in an epidemic. she says “It’s great to travel again”.

“We are very excited to go home. We came to Australia on December 11 to celebrate Christmas with our children and were planning to return in February.”

Jenna Singleton, executive of New Zealand Airlines, said: “Before the flight, the scenery at Sydney Airport was very emotional. “Sydney was a roller coaster of emotions.”

According to Reuters, although the Australian states allowed New Zealanders to travel free of quarantine late last year, New Zealand imposed isolation restrictions on travelers arriving from neighboring countries due to the spread of the epidemic.

Alan Joyce, head of Australian airline Qantas, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). “This is the first time in 400 days that people are traveling quarantine-free and we have started 16 flights a day to return to New Zealand”.

 

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