24 Mar 2021

Hipkins 'optimistic' about travel bubble prospects

From Morning Report, 6:41 am on 24 March 2021

Covid-19 Minister Chris Hipkins is optimistic that a travel bubble with Australia will be up and running next month.

On 6 April, the government officially reveals the start date for frictionless travel across the Tasman.

Chris Hipkins told RNZ political editor Jane Patterson that airlines still need more time and Auckland Airport is finding snags in its testing of terminal separation.

National Party Covid-19 spokeperson Chris Bishop says the government is stalling for time.