New Zealand will likely be the first country Australians will be able to visit after Covid-19 restrictions are eased, Australia's home affairs minister Peter Dutton says.
International travel is banned under the Australian federal government's measures to prevent new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus arriving from overseas.
Dutton said the United States and United Kingdom had too many cases to re-start travel with them, but told Sky News that trans-Tasman travel could re-open over the short or medium term.
"You could look at an arrangement with New Zealand given they're at a comparable stage as we are in the fight against this virus," Dutton said.
"You could look at other nations in our region if they've enjoyed the same success, but New Zealand might be the natural partner."