One-Way New Zealand to Australia Travel Bubble Returns

February 20, 2021 Updated: February 20, 2021

Australia’s one-way coronavirus travel bubble with New Zealand has resumed, the Department of Health says.

From Sunday, people will be able to travel from New Zealand to Australia without having to quarantine for 14 days.

But if they have been in Auckland in the two weeks before departing, they will need a negative coronavirus test. That condition will remain until March 1.

The travel bubble had been swiftly halted earlier this month after an outbreak of COVID-19 in Auckland.
Australia’s chief medical officer Paul Kelly said briefings from New Zealand showed the recent cases now posed a low risk.

“We will continue to move quickly to protect Australians as circumstances change, but we will always endeavour to move just as quickly when those situations are brought under control, or otherwise resolve,” he said in a statement on Saturday night.