Australians are free to travel to New Zealand without quarantine

07 Avril, 2021, 05:21 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden says the country has "absolutely missed" Australia after announcing the trans-Tasman travel bubble.

Ms Ardern said Australian travellers would be allowed to enter NZ without mandatory hotel quarantine from 19 April, but she warned people to be prepared to have their travel plans changed at short notice if there is an outbreak, including landing and going into hotel quarantine.

"Our health response now gives us the opportunity to connect with loved ones again", Ms Ardern said.

After several false starts, the long-touted Trans-Tasman travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand is now a reality.

Ms Ardern pointed out that is why the travel bubble had been able to be implemented so "quickly".

She believed the country could now manage COVID-19 outbreaks safely, meaning the two-way bubble could be more flexible than first planned.

"Cabinet was presented with advice today that conditions for opening up quarantine-free travel with Australia had been met", the Kiwi leader said.

The travel bubble comes more than a year after New Zealand closed its doors in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and six months after Australia allowed Kiwis to fly into selected states without the need to quarantine.

The flare-ups have been successfully contained with snap lockdowns and Ardern said travellers needed to be aware that further outbreaks in either country could impact on travel plans.

Beginning Monday April 19, New Zealand's flagship carrier will go from the current schedule of just four Auckland-Sydney return flights, to 23 weekly return flights between the two cities.

Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel

Passengers arriving at the global airport in Auckland.

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Those coming from Australia will be on planes exclusively for Australians, Ms Ardern said.

People will also be denied travel if they have any cold or flue symptoms.

Australians should expect new rules such as temperature checks and mask wearing the next time they cross the Tasman.

"I can not see or point to any countries in the world that are maintaining a strategy of keeping their countries Covid-free whilst opening up worldwide travel between each other", she said.

"As you can hear, quite a bit of preparation is being required by airlines and airports and I thank them for that work".

Last December, Mr Byron said the Airport was ready to roll with the airlines and had approvals in place with Australian Border Force for the operation of the terminal for New Zealand arrivals.

The major airline said frequently changing border restrictions meant it was now unfeasible to offer more frequent, and earlier flights across the Tasman.

Qantas and Jetstar will operate up to 122 return flights per week across the Tasman to all pre-COVID NZ destinations, as well as two new routes direct from Auckland to Cairns and the Gold Coast.

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