Trans-Tasman travel bubble to resume from today for some Australian states

Australia’s travel bubble with New Zealand will resume from today but only with certain states and territories.

Residents from South Australia, ACT, Tasmania and Victoria will be allowed to travel to New Zealand provided they haven’t visited a designated hotspot.

Other areas are still locked out due to the number of COVID-19 cases.

Air New Zealand aircraft on the tarmac at Auckland International Airport. (Bloomberg)

Travellers will be required to return a negative COVID test 72 hours before flying.

The bubble was paused last weekend in response to the growing number of cases being reported across Australia.

New Zealand had earlier decided to close the travel bubble to New South Wales until July 7.

New Zealand’s COVID Response Minister Chris Hipkins today said travellers must not have been in NSW since June 22 or Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia from June 26.

New Zealand recorded zero local cases yesterday with 32 active cases country-wide.

The last time the country recorded a case of community transmission was February 28.

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