NZ Prime Minister confirms travel bubble plans with Australia

Good news for anyone hoping to get over to New Zealand in the new year, with the Prime Minister confirming the trans-Tasman bubble will go ahead.

Jacinda Ardern says her cabinet has agreed to open up the bubble two way in the first quarter of 2021, provided case numbers in both countries remain low.

She’s also mentioned that Australia’s cabinet would need to sign off on the travel bubble conditions as well.


Currently, New Zealanders are able to come into Australia without quarantining, but they would have to spend two weeks in a hotel on their return.

At a press conference on Monday, Ms Ardern says she won’t be naming an official date just yet.

“It is our intention to name a date in the New Year, once remaining details are locked down,” she said.