NZ airport readies for Cooks bubble as islands fear youth flight
Auckland: New Zealand’s largest airport says it’ll be ready to operate a travel bubble with COVID-free Pacific countries by August 17, if given the green-light.. Business
groups and some Pacific countries, including the Cook Islands, have been urging the New Zealand government to open travel with some parts of the region.
Auckland Airport’s Mick Cottrell said a safe travel zone was doable.
“In 14 days time, if we got a flight from Rarotonga it would have a whole pier at the airport to itself and it will have 10 air-bridges to pull up at.” Cottrell said the airport could separate passengers from COVID-free countries and those arriving into quarantine.