Thailand wants to form a travel bubble with NZ and we're super keen

Publish Date
Monday, 15 June 2020, 4:00PM

While most travel is off the cards this year, looks like Thailand wants to change that for Kiwi's!

Thailand is considering forming travel bubbles with countries that have comparably low Covid-19 rates of infection, government officials said this week.

In an attempt to revive the economy and tourism industry, the country is looking at establishing travel bubbles with countries with low rates of coronavirus, including China, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand.

"These so-called 'travel bubbles' will allow people from countries who have the same level of virus to visit ... without the mandatory 14-day quarantine," said Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

Travellers would not need to quarantine but would need to complete "health checks" before and after arrival. They would also need to have valid medical insurance.

Health and tourism officials would outline the next steps over the coming days, he added.

While borders are still closed here in New Zealand, Thailand is about to ease curfew rules this week, so fingers crossed a bubble can be formed!