The Prime Minister has negotiated the first stage of an Australia-New Zealand travel bubble with his counterpart across the ditch, with flights to take off within two weeks.
New Zealanders will be able to fly direct into Australia from Friday October 16 at 12.01am, without having to quarantine for two weeks.
However, the first flights will only be able to touch down in New South Wales and the Northern Territory, as both states agree with the federal definition of a hotspot.
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But it’s only going to operate one-way for the time being, meaning Australians are not yet able to travel to New Zealand without quarantining yet.
The move will free up around 325 spots in hotel quarantine, which will help get more stranded Aussies home as well.