Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble Updates


A Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble has been acknowledged as a priority in the toad to economic recovery by the Australian and New Zealand Governments, with many Pacific Island nations indicating their interest to be involved. Below is an excerpt from a joint media release by both Prime Ministers addressing the issue:Australia and New Zealand are committed to introducing a trans-Tasman COVID-safe travel zone as soon as it is safe to do so, Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern and Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison MP have announced.

CURRENT BORDER RESTRICTIONS

Region Status Date Easing Notes
New South Wales & ACT Open N/A Closed to visitors from Victoria
Victoria Open N/A Some localised restrictions
Queensland Closed 10 July Will remain closed to visitors from Victoria
South Australia Open to WA, NT, TAS residents without quarantine TBC NSW/ACT visitors 14 day self-quarantine
Western Australia Closed 8 August Earliest date of possible easing
Tasmania Restricted 24 July Will open to all Australian residents
Northern Territory Restricted, exemption by application 17 July 14 day quarantine to be lifted for interstate visitors
Norfolk Island Closed 10 July Will open to all Australian residents
Lord Howe Island Closed 3 August Will open to all Australian residents
New Zealand Closed TBC No Internal Restrictions

*Please note that border restrictions change frequently – your travel designer will confirm all requirements and provide you with updates as your booking approaches.

The Prime Ministers agreed to commence work on a trans-Tasman COVID-safe travel zone – easing travel restrictions between Australia and New Zealand. Such an arrangement would be put in place once it is safe to do so and necessary health, transport and other protocols had been developed and met, to ensure the protection of public health.

Australia and New Zealand are committed to introducing a trans-Tasman COVID-safe travel zone as soon as it is safe to do so, Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern and Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison MP have announced.
The Prime Ministers agreed to commence work on a trans-Tasman COVID-safe travel zone – easing travel restrictions between Australia and New Zealand. Such an arrangement would be put in place once it is safe to do so and necessary health, transport and other protocols had been developed and met, to ensure the protection of public health.

See the full statement here.

We will be keenly watching the development of the Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble and will keep this page updated with the latest official announcements.