New Zealand has resumed its quarantine-free travel arrangement with Queensland after the Australian state recorded another day of no new local Covid-19 infections.
On Monday, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk revealed the Sunshine State had not had an infectious case in the community for more than a week, effectively squashing a multi-cluster outbreak.
Queensland health authorities announced it would ease restrictions on mask wearing and social gatherings from Friday, prompting the New Zealand government to resume its travel bubble with the state from 11.59pm on Monday.
The news will be welcomed by thousands of Queenslanders who snapped up discounted ski holiday deals, however New Zealand remains closed off for those who have been in NSW, where the Sydney outbreak continues to soar.
“Travellers from Queensland, along with travellers from other parts of Australia – who haven’t been in NSW on or after 10:30pm (NZT) on 26 June, must meet all immigration and travel requirements including providing evidence of a negative pre-departure test, 72 hours prior to departure,” the New Zealand government announced on Monday.