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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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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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AUSTRALIA: Brisbane to enter snap 3-day lockdown

Greater Brisbane will go into a 3-day lockdown from 5pm Monday 29 March 2021. The lockdown is in response to 10 new cases overnight, with four of those cases confirmed as community transmission. Schools will be closed from Tuesday and masks are required indoors.
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AUSTRALIA: International flights into Victoria to resume from 8 April 2021

International flights into Melbourne will resume on 8 April 2021. The announcement comes six weeks after flights were halted following a COVID-19 outbreak in February. The state is still bound by the federal government’s restrictions on who can enter Australia from overseas, with only Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia and immediate family members of Australian citizens allowed to enter the country. All arrivals will be required to undergo a compulsory 14-day hotel quarantine.
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NEW ZEALAND: One-way quarantine-free travel from New Zealand to Queensland resumes today

Effective Monday 22 March, one-way quarantine-free travel from New Zealand to Queensland will resume from Auckland-Brisbane, with the first quarantine-free flight departing today.
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AUSTRALIA: Federal Government announces flight suspension with Papua New Guinea from 17 March 2021

The country's prime minister has announced that all charter and passenger flights will be suspended between Papua New Guinea and Australia, as medical professionals warn COVID-19 cases are increasing in the country; the suspension starts from 23.59 (local time) on 17 March.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country's government announces shift in COVID-19 alert levels from midday on 12 March 2021

The country's government has announced that from midday today, 12 March, the city of Auckland will join the rest of the country at COVID-19 alert level 'one'.
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FRANCE: Country's government to ease COVID-19 restrictions on international travel

The country's foreign ministry announced today, 11 March, that France will ease some COVID-19 restrictions on international travel outside of Europe; passengers arriving to or from Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Britain and Singapore will no longer need a compelling reason to travel. All other restrictions, such as a requirement for a negative COVID-19 test result obtained no more than 72 hours before travel, will remain in place. An official decree with further, confirmed information is due to be published on 12 March.
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ETIHAD: Airline extends COVID-19 global insurance cover until 1 October 2021

The airline has announced that it has extended its COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover until 1 October 2021; the cover is included with every Etihad ticket, providing protection for the first 31 days of a passenger’s trip.
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HILTON HOTELS: Hilton offers event planners COVID-19 testing and health screening resources for their attendees

The hotel brand has announced that from this month, event planner partners who book or have booked an event at any U.S. property will gain access to the 'EventReady Playbook' - a manual including a list of third party partners that can provide a variety of COVID-19 testing and health screening options; among other options this will include same day, on-site COVID-19 testing.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country's government to adjust COVID-19 alert levels from 7 March 2021

The country's government has announced an upcoming relaxation of COVID-19 alert levels in New Zealand from 7 March, following five days with no new community transmission of the virus. From 06.00 (local time) on 7 March, Auckland will move from alert level 'three' to 'two', and the rest of the country will move from alert level 'two' to 'one'.
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AUSTRALIA: Country extends 'human biosecurity emergency period' until 17 June 2021

The country's government has confirmed that Australia's 'human biosecurity emergency period' will now be in place until 17 June 2021, giving them the powers to take any necessary measures to continue to prevent and control COVID-19. This represents a three month extension, which will total 15 months since the ban was first imposed in March last year. Powers currently in place under this initiative include restrictions on the entry of cruise vessels, restrictions on outbound international travel, pre-departure testing and mask-wearing for international flights. "These restrictions can be amended or repealed if no longer needed," Hunt noted, adding that in particular the Government was continuing to work with state and territory agencies, national health committees and the cruise industry "to develop a framework for the staged resumption of cruise ships in a manner that is proportionate to the public health risk".
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NEW ZEALAND: Country's government reinstates COVID-19 alert level 'three' in Auckland for seven days

The country's government has announced from 06.00 (local time) on 28 February, Auckland will be upgraded once again to COVID-19 alert level 'three' for a period of at least seven days; the remainder of the country will also move to alert level 'two'. The changes have been announced following the discovery of new community cases of COVID-19 in South Auckland.
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QANTAS: Airline to resume regular international passenger flights from 31 October 2021

The airline and its low-cost partner airline Jetstar have announced they will restart regular international passenger flights to most destinations from 31 October 2021. The airlines had previously anticipated flying internationally by July 2021, but this has been pushed back to allow Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout to be completed.
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AUSTRALIA: State of Queensland to suspend quarantine-free entry to arrivals from New Zealand

The government of the Australian state of Queensland has announced that it will suspend quarantine-free entry to arriving passengers from New Zealand, effective as of 18.00 (local time) on 24 February; passengers who arrive after 18.00 will be required to complete 14 days of quarantine. The announcement is in response to escalating COVID-19 cases in New Zealand.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country's government reduces Auckland COVID-19 alert level to 'one'

The country's government has announced that from today, 22 February, the city of Auckland's COVID-19 alert level has been reduced to 'one', the lowest classification, at which the rest of the country also currently sits. At level 'one', face masks must be worn on public transport and domestic flights.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country resumes quarantine-free travel from Australia

The country's government announced that from 21 February it has lifted a suspension on quarantine-free flights from Australia; however, new COVID-19 testing requirements are in place for passengers who have been in Auckland 14 days prior to travel.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country extends suspension of quarantine-free travel to Australia

The government of New Zealand has announced a decision to extend a current 72 hour suspension of quarantine-free flights to Australia, for a further 72 hours from 00.01 (local time) on 17 February; this measure follows the seperate decision to downgrade the COVID-19 alert level status of Auckland from 'three' to 'two' and the rest of the country from 'two' to 'one', at the of a national three day 'lockdown'.
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