Australia to NZ - quarantine free - what you need to know

Australia to NZ - quarantine free - what you need to know

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He waka eke noa - we are all in this together.  Well, Australia and New Zealand are anyway!

It's very exciting that the so-called 'Trans Tasman bubble' becomes reciprocal from 19 April 2021.

Here are the basics of what you need to know to get yourself in a Motorhome before it starts getting cold in the land of the long white cloud.

  1. You don't need proof of a Covid test
  2. Not Australian? - Have you been in Australia for at least 14 days prior to entry and tested negative to Covid19.  You don't have to be Australian but if you're not you will need a visa.
  3. Get your flight booked - Air New Zealand and Qantas/Jetstar.  (Virgin resume 31st October)
  4.  You meet the normal pre-Covid immigration requirements
When you are travelling 
  1. Make sure you are well when you travel, your airline could refuse you travel if you are unwell. If you are unwell - get tested and delay your travel
  2. You will be required to fill out a 'travel and health' declaration at the airport (you don't need to have been vaccinated)
  3. Wear a mask at the airports and on the plane
  4. You will have your temperature taken at the airport on arrival in NZ
What do the NZ covid traffic lights mean

GREEN - Low risk - Quarantine free

ORANGE - A few cases of unknown source have appeared - 72-hour lockdown/border closures - stay put.

RED - Multiple cases of unknown source have appeared - longer lockdowns, border closures and flight suspensions.

Be prepared for disruption time-wise and financially.

Shelley Richardson

Shelley Richardson

Shelley has been working in the travel industry for over 30 years, in aviation, for tour operators and since 2016 for DriveNow. Having travelled extensively worldwide, alone, as a couple and with her family, Shelley has experience to share about how to make the most of your holiday, especially road-trips to amazing destinations.

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