Australia will be fully open and glowing green once again from Monday 19 April, the same day as the trans-Tasman bubble takes off. Can we get a woop-woop?
From next Monday the whole of the country will once again turn into one massive green zone – ready for free travel domestically.
From Midnight last night, Brisbane, Gladstone and Byron Bay ‘orange’ areas were downgraded to “green” zones by Victoria.
The changes mean people travelling from these areas to Victoria will no longer need to quarantine and get tested upon arrival.
Everyone entering Victoria still needs to apply for a travel permit, but as of today, the country is a green zone and travellers are free to enter the state with no other restrictions.
What about WA?
Western Australia has said it will open up its border to travellers from other states where there has been 14 days without a case of community transmitted coronavirus, down from 28 days.
This means that, pending no further outbreaks, Queensland will be classed as a ‘very low risk’ state from Monday 19 April.
So, it looks like, from the magical Monday of next week, Australia and New Zealand could be fully open for business, which is fabulous news.
One week until the Trans-Tasman bubble
Last week, after a year of anticipation, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern finally confirmed the date we’ve all been waiting for… the date for two-way quarantine-free travel to begin between Australia and New Zealand.
From 19 April, Australians and New Zealanders will finally be able to reunite across the Tasman and we are excited.
Airlines have scaled up their schedules, Air New Zealand had a record sale day and Tourism Australia launched an epic new campaign to remind New Zealanders of all the incredible experiences that await them across the Tasman.
Let’s get this show on the road!
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