Trans Tasman travel bubble a step closer as New Zealand Cabinet prepares to meet

The much touted on-off again trans-Tasman travel bubble is looking more viable with reports the New Zealand Cabinet will meet next week to finalise details.

New Zealand’s Deputy PM Grant Robertson said there were “a few issues still to talk through” including what to do if there was a Covid outbreak in either country.

“So we’re working through that, but I’m very optimistic we’ll sort that out in reasonably short order. I don’t think we’re too far off,” he told Radio New Zealand.

Earlier, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was “confident” the travel bubble could be approved soon.

“We haven’t put precise dates around it just because we want to make sure when we announce it, we can give something definitive to people,” she said.