New Zealand and Australia kick off travel bubble with hugs, tears and live bands

4/19/21
 
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from The Washington Post,
4/19/21:

Live bands played, tears flowed and people embraced in mask-free hugs, as New Zealand and Australia were reunited Monday after a more than a year-long separation.

It is some 400 days since authorities in the two island nations closed their borders to most international travelers, a tough stance that has contributed in large part to their success in quashing the coronavirus.

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