Travelling within the Australia-New Zealand Travel Bubble? Here’s All You Need to Know!
Due to stringent biosecurity and border controls, both Australia and New Zealand have managed to significantly curb COVID outbreaks and keep infection rates down to manageable levels. As the circumstances brought on by the pandemic improved, the governments of Australia and New Zealand implemented a much-needed travel bubble taking effect from 18th April, 2021.
The introduction of the travel bubble allows for people of both countries to travel between Australia and New Zealand without needing a visa or having to spend time in quarantine.
How did this happen?
As new outbreaks of the virus became more manageable through contact tracing, mass testing and social restrictions, New Zealanders had been able to enter Australia without having to quarantine. New Zealand had taken a more stringent stance, forcing travellers from Australia to endure a 14 day quarantine period on entry into New Zealand and also when returning to Australia.
The onset of the bubble coincides with the start of the New Zealand ski season, which is good news for many tourist cities, including Queenstown's ski resorts.
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