Well, Jacinda has made the announcement as of April 19. Dust off the suitcase, find your passport, and get ready to take to the skies – Here’s a few key things to know about the bubble before booking

  • To be eligible for a quarantine-free flight, you must not have had a positive COVID-19 test result in the previous 14-days and you cannot be awaiting a test result.
  • Those undertaking travel will do so under the guidance of “travel beware”, because both countries will have the right to stop quarantine-free travel in the event of an outbreak.
  • Australians travelling to New Zealand will arrive on ‘green zone’ flights. There will be no passengers on those flights who have come from anywhere but Australia in the last 14 days.
  • Passengers will be required to wear a mask on their flight, and Australians will be asked to download and use the NZ COVID Tracer app while in New Zealand.
  • Passengers will be taken through ‘green zones’ at the airport. There will be no contact with those who are arriving from other parts of the world and going into managed isolation or quarantine.
  • Australia and New Zealand closed their international borders to non-citizens and residents in March 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Australia has allowed quarantine-free travel for Kiwis since October, state-by-state. New South Wales and Victoria currently allow quarantine-free travel for Kiwis, but it’s not reciprocated by New Zealand.

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