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  #2493245 27-May-2020 23:50
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jackyleunght2002:

 

Btw, can you please explain to me in terms of the government definition – Trans Tasman bubbles. My understanding is we should able be travel to Australia without those 14 days restriction.

 

So can I take a flight to Australia and transit and take another airline? or is it just purely Australia and NZ travel only?

 

Thank you very much

 

Jacky

 

 

There is no transtasman bubble yet. 

 

Transit rules are here:

 

https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/transiting-australia


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  #2493320 28-May-2020 08:08
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jackyleunght2002:

 

Btw, can you please explain to me in terms of the government definition – Trans Tasman bubbles. My understanding is we should able be travel to Australia without those 14 days restriction.

 

So can I take a flight to Australia and transit and take another airline? or is it just purely Australia and NZ travel only?

 

Thank you very much

 

Jacky

 

 

You can transit through Australia now. The bubble mechanism is intended to cover off travel to Australia, and stay there (or travel from Australia, and stay here).





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  #2493328 28-May-2020 08:17
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jackyleunght2002:

 

Hi All

 

Do you think any of the international airplane will be coming back to Auckland in June?

 

thanks 

 

Jacky 

 

 

I don't have a crystal ball. June is 3 days away though





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  #2493339 28-May-2020 08:42
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BlinkyBill:

 

jackyleunght2002:

 

Btw, can you please explain to me in terms of the government definition – Trans Tasman bubbles. My understanding is we should able be travel to Australia without those 14 days restriction.

 

So can I take a flight to Australia and transit and take another airline? or is it just purely Australia and NZ travel only?

 

Thank you very much

 

Jacky

 

 

You can transit through Australia now. The bubble mechanism is intended to cover off travel to Australia, and stay there (or travel from Australia, and stay here).

 

 

And go against government advice by departing NZ. Don't expect any help returning.

 

https://safetravel.govt.nz/covid-19-coronavirus

 

Do not travel

 

This advice usually applies to areas where there is conflict, warfare or ongoing violent civil unrest, or we have reason to believe there is a heightened threat to New Zealanders. New Zealanders in these areas should be aware of the limits on consular assistance that can be provided. The New Zealand Government may not be able to assist you if you are detained, injured or otherwise prevented from leaving these areas. If you are in one of these areas you should consider departing as soon as it is safe to do so. The New Zealand Government will not assist with facilitating travel to these areas and you should not expect that the New Zealand Government will facilitate your departure.




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  #2493348 28-May-2020 09:03
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Sorry wasn't cleared. Yeap June is cancelled as plan as the airline

How about in July. it sounds very likely to go ahead...

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  #2493412 28-May-2020 09:43
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jackyleunght2002: Sorry wasn't cleared. Yeap June is cancelled as plan as the airline

How about in July. it sounds very likely to go ahead...

 

I believe you want to go to Taiwan? The trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ will make no difference to your plans since it will not apply to transit passengers. For travel to Taiwan, you are able to travel just the same in May, June, or July, irrespective of the status of travel between Australia and New Zealand.

 

Transit passengers between New Zealand and Taiwan, transiting through Australia, do not “enter” Australia (no visa required, no customs or immigration checks). 

 

Passengers coming to New Zealand from Taiwan or anywhere else in May, June or July need to be New Zealand citizens and will be subject to the 14-day isolation rule. I note that this requirement is being relaxed a bit and those working in the movie industry will be allowed to enter soon, and those competing in the America’s Cup have applied to be allowed to enter.

 

Bottom line is, if you are waiting for the trans-Tasman “bubble” to come into force to allow you to transit Australia to Taiwan, this is the wrong thing to wait for, as this new bubble won’t make any difference to this use-case.

 

to be clear, Taiwanese citizens are able to travel to Taiwan today, transiting through Australia. They are able to leave NZ, and are subject to whatever entry rules Taiwan has. This won’t change because of the mooted trans-Tasman travel bubble.

 

Lastly, and I do not know this for sure, but I think the trans-Tasman bubble will only apply to citizens of New Zealand and Australia, or permanent residents, and not those on temporary visa’s.

 

If I was you, and you are wanting to go to Taiwan, you should visit a travel agent for advice. You should take your citizenship/visa details with you.





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  #2494271 29-May-2020 11:33
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According to the press this morning, Prime Minister Jacinta Arden is “reasonably confident of a trans-Tasman travel bubble being in place by September”. I understand Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is not so confident of that timing.





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  #2494317 29-May-2020 12:55
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BlinkyBill:

 

According to the press this morning, Prime Minister Jacinta Arden is “reasonably confident of a trans-Tasman travel bubble being in place by September”. I understand Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is not so confident of that timing.

 

 

What date is the Election, again?
From that point of view, "NZ says 'Yes', Oz says 'No!' " would be politically nearly as good as a trans-Tasman travel bubble.

 

More seriously, I think the Australian PM's thinking would be dominated by whether inter-state borders in Australia have been open for at least a fortnight, maybe three or four weeks, with no Covid resurgence -  I'd say this is likely but not at all certain.

 

Alternatively, would he be prepared to accept "trans-Tasman travel mini-bubbles" for direct flights between, say, Queensland and NZ and/or WA and NZ, whilst interstate borders remain shut? I think this unlikely as the NSW & Vic state tourism people would be very angry if their markets are closed but Queensland & Western Australia are open to Kiwi tourists.
Customs & Immigration are Federal responsibilities, so it's Scott Morrison's call


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  #2520910 10-Jul-2020 18:57
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I noticed over the past couple of days Qantas is taking their A380s one by one to Victorville USA:

 

 

Qantas expected that they'd be grounded for at least 3 years due to C-19, no guarantee they'd ever come back.  There are storage airports in Aus being used by at least SIA for A380 storage.  The destination airport for the Qantas planes is a boneyard - so my guess is  they're doomed.  It's a bit sad.


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  #2520923 10-Jul-2020 19:37
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Only for NZ residents and citizens I expect. Much the same as at present, with a two week quarantine and health check.

 

Because NZ has changed its goal from flattening the curve to elimination of the virus, I can’t see foreign nationals being allowed any time soon, even with two weeks of quarantine. And even then it’s only likely to be Aussies initially (maybe July?).

 

Ask the PM during one of her Facebook chats. Anybody else will just be guessing (like me).

 

 

Id like to see foreign students allowed back, I gather that's early 2021.

 

Why? Its a big earner. NZ is a sound foreign student destination. More favoured is USA, Canada, Australia, but our covid status makes us special

 

Most think its Chinese, but its also India, Middle East. While the virus is a sad and bad thing, NZ can benefit from this. We have a head start. No real issue with quarantine. That does need to be worked out, but these students dont have the same desperation as if they come here they are here for a stint, they dont have the same need to escape for a 4 pack, or for conditioner as we have seen this week. We need to maximise this opportunity. We can be a star for a few years


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  #2520940 10-Jul-2020 20:20
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Fred99:

 

Qantas expected that they'd be grounded for at least 3 years due to C-19, no guarantee they'd ever come back.  There are storage airports in Aus being used by at least SIA for A380 storage.  The destination airport for the Qantas planes is a boneyard - so my guess is  they're doomed.  It's a bit sad.

 

 

Victorville is a huge storage area - the fact they're going there doesn't mean those aircraft will be doomed.

 

Aircraft owners can also specify where they want their aircraft parked up, because they may well be contributing to (or even paying) the ongoing costs of being parked up. Air NZ for example have most of their 77W fleet going to the US as well eventually.

 

 


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  #2520967 10-Jul-2020 22:41
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Most airlines are sending their wide bodies to the US as the storage fees are much cheaper in than in their home countries. Some may not return, some will.

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  #2520979 11-Jul-2020 01:58
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tdgeek:

 

 

 

Id like to see foreign students allowed back, I gather that's early 2021.

 

Why? Its a big earner. NZ is a sound foreign student destination. More favoured is USA, Canada, Australia, but our covid status makes us special

 

Most think its Chinese, but its also India, Middle East. While the virus is a sad and bad thing, NZ can benefit from this. We have a head start. No real issue with quarantine. That does need to be worked out, but these students dont have the same desperation as if they come here they are here for a stint, they dont have the same need to escape for a 4 pack, or for conditioner as we have seen this week. We need to maximise this opportunity. We can be a star for a few years

 

 

 

 

 

 

NZ can barely cope with incoming NZ residents safely, so I can't see it being a priority until that dries up, or we can increase capacity safely . We are having to throttle down people returning currently, and in Oz they are doing the same thing, due to too many people returning and the isolation hotels likely being a major source of the latest outbreak, so it has to be managed more carefully and safely .  We also may see an increase if NZers start to make trips overseas for trip, unless the government bans this. They would also all need isolating in hotels with at least the same security to keep people from escaping. I have previously seen mention of using student hostels , but from what has occurred with people escaping, and now needing to use police so people can be detained who try to escape,  I can't now see that happening. But all these students will also need to pay for their isolation stay, so they would need to factor that into their ticket price.

 

 

 

It is possibly NZ is going to be printing money to the region of 120billion dollars due to the effects of covid on the economy. They have already done $60billion. https://inner.kiwi/commentary/pacifier-record-low-rates-supported-copious-amounts-qe-and-negative-rates-are-risk/  So the amount of money students bring is is just a drop in the ocean compared to that, but with a risk of reintroducing the virus. So it has to be managed carefully to eliminate any risk. 


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  #2520995 11-Jul-2020 08:57
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tdgeek:

 

Id like to see foreign students allowed back, I gather that's early 2021.

 

NZ can barely cope with incoming NZ residents safely, so I can't see it being a priority until that dries up, or we can increase capacity safely . We are having to throttle down people returning currently, and in Oz they are doing the same thing, due to too many people returning and the isolation hotels likely being a major source of the latest outbreak, so it has to be managed more carefully and safely.

 

Without a vaccine, that isn't going to happen in the way we have been used to.
And mass-scale vaccination doesn't look likely for starting our academic year in March 2021 - there may be a vaccine by then, but it's entirely improbable that it will be available in billions of doses. March 2022, maybe.

 

According to https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12329356, there were around sixty thousand (60,000!) overseas tertiary students in NZ before the pandemic struck, and about half of them have gone home.
We are struggling at the moment with about six to seven thousand people in managed isolation, providing quarantine space for another thirty to fifty thousand is quite beyond imagining, particularly as the vast majority are going to be eighteen, nineteen or twenty years old.
Then there's the high school age students, which have been a very important cashflow generator for some high schools.

 

I'm afraid that our mass 'export education' industry is going to have to completely re-invent itself, or go into hibernation until 2022. Maybe some elite post-graduate programmmes will be able to bring in a few dozens or hundreds of students.

 

 


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  #2520998 11-Jul-2020 09:23
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sbiddle:

 

Victorville is a huge storage area - the fact they're going there doesn't mean those aircraft will be doomed.

 

Aircraft owners can also specify where they want their aircraft parked up, because they may well be contributing to (or even paying) the ongoing costs of being parked up. Air NZ for example have most of their 77W fleet going to the US as well eventually.

 

 

I found Qantas statement from June:

 

"While most of the Group’s long-haul aircraft are expected to steadily return to service over time, there is significant uncertainty as to when flying levels will support its 12 Airbus A380s".

 

 

 

 


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