7 May 2021

Travel pause between NSW and NZ as Covid case investigated

From First Up, 5:44 am on 7 May 2021

Flights from New South Wales to New Zealand are now on pause after a person with no known links to the border tested positive for coronavirus. Covid-19 response Minister Chris Hipkins announced last night that flights will be suspended for 48 hours as Australian authorities scramble to gather information about the mystery case. House of Travel chief operating officer Brent Thomas spoke to our producer Matthew Theunissen about how much of a blow this is to the travel industry and passengers.