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NEW ZEALAND: NZ to suspend arrivals from India

New Zealand will temporarily suspend arrivals from India in response to a high number of arrivals from the nation testing positive for COVID-19 upon day 0 testing in NZ. The suspension of entry applies to all who have been in India in the previous 14 days, including New Zealand citizens and residents, and will be in place until Wednesday 28 April 2021.
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Emirates further extends SA ban until 22 April 2021

Emirates has further extended its suspension of outbound passenger flights from South Africa to April 22. The UAE flag carrier initially hoped to lift the ban on April 8 and later pushed back its return date to April 15. This is in line with UAE government directives that restrict the entry of travellers originating from South Africa.
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AUSTRALIA/ NEW ZEALAND: Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble Confirmed

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today confirmed that two-way travel between Australia and New Zealand will commence from 11:59pm Sunday 18 April 2021, passengers will be able to travel from Australia to New Zealand and return without needing to quarantine. At this stage, vaccinations are not mandatory for travel, however we encourage you to check both Australian and New Zealand government websites for full details of eligibility.
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AUSTRALIA:  State governments announce updated COVID-19 border restrictions for travellers from greater Brisbane

A number of state governments in Australia have announced updated border restrictions in response to the unfolding situation with COVID-19 cases in greater Brisbane. South Australia (SA) has announced it will impose a hard border with greater Brisbane from 4pm today. The ACT has declared greater Brisbane a coronavirus hotspot. From 6pm Monday, if you’ve returned from greater Brisbane between March 11 and March 14, you should get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result. If you returned from greater Brisbane from March 15, you need to self-isolate until at least 6pm on April 1. Tasmania (TAS) has classified greater Brisbane as high-risk, effective immediately and anyone travelling from the five local government areas will not be permitted to enter without quarantining for up to two weeks.
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AUSTRALIA: Western Australia, Victoria and Northern Territory declare border restrictions for greater Brisbane. 

The Victorian government has declared greater Brisbane as a designated red zone under Victoria’s travel permit system at 6pm Victorian time today. Western Australia (WA) will reintroduce a hard border for travel from Queensland from midnight tonight. Travel from QLD will no longer be permitted, unless you are an exempt traveller. Anyone travelling from greater Brisbane to the Northern Territory (NT) from March 25 onward must enter self-isolation and get tested for coronavirus in the next 72 hours. A hard border hasn't been declared by NT at this stage.
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