Mahurangi Matters, 4 November 2020 – You Say Online

We asked our Facebook followers if a travel bubble should open between New Zealand and Covid-free Pacific nations such as Rarotonga. Here are some of the responses:

Brenda Gay Allen-Baines If all travellers had to show a recent negative test, plus pass a temperature check on the day and on arrival, perhaps it would be “safe” for Rarotonga. I’m so keen to get back for my delayed holiday, but would be loathe for anyone to take it to the Islands from NZ.

Kaylah Clements Glassie No. Because if an outbreak of Covid happened, the islands don’t have the resources to cope and a lot of people would die.

Chris Cruickshank Rarotonga would be so happy to have a bubble with us. Their economy is hurting badly. A couple of months ago I was feeling bad for them, so I sent a message of support to Raro Cars. They replied that they were looking forward to a bubble and thank you.

See Mahurangi Matters Facebook for more comments and debate.