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23 June 2021

From 1am tomorrow, Thursday 24 June, the following Local Government Areas of Sydney will be declared hotspots:

  • City of Sydney
  • Woollahra
  • Bayside
  • Canada Bay
  • Inner West
  • Randwick

The LGA of Waverley remains a declared hotspot.

Anyone entering Queensland who has been in any of these areas within the past 14 days must go into hotel quarantine. Non-Queensland residents will need an exemption to enter Queensland.

All travellers to Queensland must complete a Queensland Travel Declaration before entering the state:

22 June 2021

From 1am Friday 25 June, Greater Melbourne will no longer be declared a hotspot.

Travellers from Victoria must complete a Queensland Travel Declaration but will not be required to hotel quarantine.

The Local Government Area of Waverley in New South Wales remains a hotspot.

17 June 2021

Anyone travelling to Queensland from 1am on Saturday, 19 June must complete a Queensland Travel Declaration before entering the state.

New cases of COVID-19 are emerging in New South Wales and Victoria, and this step is a sensible measure to keep Queenslanders safe.

Residents of border communities will be exempt. In line with other jurisdictions, we will maintain restrictions on travel from Greater Melbourne for another 7 days, and we strongly advise those planning travel to Greater Sydney to reconsider.


8 April 2021

New Zealand will allow Australian travellers to enter the country without mandatory hotel quarantine from April 19.

When will the New Zealand travel bubble start?

Australians will be allowed to travel across the ditch quarantine-free from Monday, April 19.

No exemption is required for Australians travelling to NZ.

Anyone flying to and from NZ will go through a "green zone" in airports and will be kept separate from other people flying in from around the world.

Where can I travel to?

The bubble means Australians can fly to anywhere in New Zealand, as long as there are flights operating.

What happens if there's a COVID case?

If a case is detected there a three responses: continue, pause or suspend the bubble.

Continue: If there was a case linked to a quarantine or border worker who was contained quickly, it would be likely that the bubble would continue.

Pause: A pause might be put in place if there was a localised outbreak that led to a short lockdown.

Suspend: If there are a number of community cases with an unknown source then the NZ government will suspend the bubble temporarily.

Once the bubble is in place, travellers coming to NZ from an outbreak or previous outbreak area may be asked to do one of these things, depending on the risk:

  1. monitor symptoms
  2. take a test before they leave
  3. isolate on arrival
  4. go into managed isolation for 14 days, but only in "some situations"

If a flight back from Australia did need to go into managed isolation people on board wouldn't be charged.

A decision is yet to be made as to whether or not people flying from Queensland would need to get a test before they boarded their flights.

Do you have to have a COVID vaccine?

No, you don't have to have one to travel to New Zealand or to come back to Australia.

Is the bubble open to everyone?

Yes, everyone who is eligible to live in Australia and New Zealand can travel in the bubble.

Smart Traveller says as long as you've been in either country for 14 days before departure and meet the usual (pre-pandemic) border entry requirements, you're eligible to travel.

But just note that if you're a permanent resident of Australia, not a citizen, you'll need to apply for a NZeTa visa.

The Australian Department of Home Affairs is advising that anyone who's travelled to New Zealand within the bubble is automatically exempt from Australia's COVID-19 travel restrictions.

On the way back from New Zealand, everyone will need to fill out an Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before their departure, regardless of if you're a citizen or visa holder.

Can I fly to NZ and then on to another country?

The trans-Tasman travel bubble isn't an opportunity to avoid Australia's international travel restrictions.

If you're planning to travel to New Zealand and then on to another country, you'll no longer be travelling under the travel bubble.

In that case you'd need to successfully apply for a travel exemption to allow you to leave Australia.

Article courtesy of ABC News.

1 April 2021

The Greater Brisbane lockdown lifts at 12 noon today and a number of temporary safety measures will remain in place for all of Queensland.

The following restrictions will be in place for two weeks until 12 noon on Thursday 15 April 2021:
• You must continue to carry a mask with you whenever you leave home, and wear it in indoor venues

• Hospitality venues can open for seated eating and drinking only, and no dancing is allowed

• Private gatherings are restricted to 30 people

• Businesses can re-open with one person per 2m²

• Outdoor events can go ahead with a COVID-safe plan, but masks must be worn if social distancing isn’t possible

• Church services will be allowed 100% occupancy with ticketed or allocated seating or adhering to the one per 2m² rule

• Restrictions on aged care, hospitals, disability care and correctional facilities will apply with no personal visitors allowed during this period.

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