THE first quarantine-free flight from New Zealand into Queensland has touched down in Brisbane Airport.
The flight from Auckland arrived around 8.30am on Thursday.
It is the first international flight to arrive in Queensland since the pandemic began where passengers won’t be forced to undergo 14 days in hotel quarantine.
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Air New Zealand will run five flights a week between Auckland and Brisbane and three of those flights will be quarantine-free upon arrival.
We're dancing on the tarmac because we're so excited to welcome our first quarantine-free Air New Zealand flight from Auckland this morning. Kia ora 👋.
— Brisbane Airport ✈️ (@BrisbaneAirport) January 6, 2021
Passengers will be required to declare that they have only been in New Zealand in the last two weeks. The other two flights will be for people who don’t meet the criteria.
The arrangement is still one way, meaning New Zealanders will still have to quarantine when they return home.