Update on travel to Australia
March 11, 2021 at 7:18 PM
Update – Travel to Australia
Effective from Friday, 12 March 2021 quarantine-free travel from New Zealand to Australia will resume from Auckland-Sydney/Melbourne, subject to the new requirements listed below.
Please note: Approval to operate quarantine-free flights from Auckland-Brisbane has not yet been received.
- All passengers are required to complete a Victorian Travel Permit prior to departure.
- Passengers starting their journey in Auckland or who have been in Auckland in the previous 14 days will need to apply for an orange zone permit, and will be required to:
- Have a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours after their arrival into Victoria and self-isolate while they await a negative test result.
- Passengers transiting through Auckland (including those who have driven directly to Auckland airport from outside of Auckland) will need to apply for a green zone permit, no additional conditions of entry will need to be met.
- All passengers will be screened and asked on arrival where they have originated from.
Please visit the Victorian Government website for the most up to date information.
Note: The Victorian Government’s website currently has Auckland listed as red zone, this will be updated to orange in due course.
Sydney, New South Wales
- All passengers are required to complete a declaration form which at this stage, will be handed out and completed onboard the flight.
- Passengers starting their journey in Auckland, including passengers driving from outside Auckland to Auckland airport or who have been in Auckland in the previous 14 days are required to:
- Have a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours after their arrival into New South Wales and self-isolate while they await a negative test result.
- Passengers transiting through Auckland on a domestic New Zealand flight will not be required to undergo this testing requirement.
Please visit the New South Wales Government website for the most up to date information.
Note: The New South Wales Government website currently has New Zealand listed as a COVID-19 hotspot, this will be updated in due course.
Air New Zealand wishes to advise that the Queensland Government has extended the removal of New Zealand as a safe travel zone country until 20 March 2021, therefore all quarantine-free flights into Brisbane are unable to operate during this time.
As New Zealand is no longer a safe travel zone country, passengers who arrive on a quarantine-free flight into Sydney or Melbourne and wish to travel onto Queensland will need to quarantine for 14 days in government arranged accommodation at their own expense.
Please note: We are unable to through-check passengers planning to travel beyond the Air New Zealand gateway in Australia. Passengers are required to collect baggage and check-in with the connecting airline. It’s important passengers check the state and territory travel restrictions and have the appropriate exemptions/approvals to travel as these continue to change.
The above requirements are in addition to the following Australian Government conditions already in place:
- Passengers travelling from New Zealand will be required to complete the Australia Travel Declaration (ATD) prior to departure to present at check-in. Note: If the passenger does not present a completed form, they may not be able to board their flight.
- Passengers arriving into Australia on a quarantine-free flight are currently exempt from pre-departure testing.
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