Australia and NewZealand are opening a travel bubble called the ‘Trans-Tasman Bubble’.
At this moment, the bubble is planned to work only one way. Kiwis will be able to travel to Australia but not the other way around. Starting October 16, 2020, NewZealanders will be able to travel to Sydney and Darwin without undergoing quarantine. They will be able to travel to Australian states of New South Wales and the Northern Territory only. Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia is likely to be the next destination to be opened up for Kiwis.
Green Lanes will be set up at airports to collect information for potential contact tracing. NewZealanders who have been in a ‘hotspot’, which is a region where 3 or more cases are reported for three consecutive days, will not be able to travel.
Will NewZealand allow Australians to visit will totally be dependent on the NewZealand government. NewZealanders will be required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine after returning from Australia.
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