The first stage of a Trans Tasman travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand has been confirmed, with borders to open on October 16.
In a press conference today, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack stated the first two locations in Australia to participate in the bubble are the Northern Territory and New South Wales.
Initially, travel will only be one way, with travellers from New Zealand able to fly into Australia. Two sided travel is still in discussion.
Those wishing to travel from New Zealand into Australia must have been in New Zealand for fourteen days, to determine a low risk of COVID-19.
The Deputy Prime Minister said South Australia is likely to be the next state included in the bubble, stating, “They will probably be the next cab off the rank.”
The Australian Defence Force is set to support as required.
More to come.