NZ travel bubble to resume, Auckland back on Australia’s safe list

Kiwis will finally be welcomed back in Australia from this Friday, with our Chief Medical Officer deeming the Auckland risk over.

Australia reintroduced a 14-day quarantine for arrivals who’d recently been in Auckland following a number of new community cases over the ditch.

Anyone coming from New Zealand who hadn’t been to Auckland was still allowed to arrive in Australia, everywhere except Queensland.


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The Sunshine State banned the entire country from arriving without quarantining.

Overnight, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly says Auckland is back on the national safe list but it will be up to states to implement separate border conditions and arrangements.

Green Zone flights from New Zealand to Australia will now be able to resume from 11.59 pm AEDT Thursday, March 11.

Meantime, the travel bubble remains a one-way situation for now, with New Zealand yet to allow Aussies over the ditch without quarantining.

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Yaaaay. For my expat Aussie daughter that is.

My sister came over during the recent quarantine free travel and has fingers crossed NZ will lift their quarantine rule in the next few months so she can return home again.