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AUSTRALIA: State of Queensland declares six new Sydney Local Government Areas (LGAs) hotspots

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has added six new Sydney LGAs to its COVID hotspot areas after Waverly was declared on Friday. Anyone entering Queensland after 1am tomorrow (24 Jun 21) must quarantine for two weeks in a hotel if they have been in The City of Sydney, Woollahra, Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West or Randwick.
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NEW ZEALAND: Quarantine Free travel from New South Wales has been paused

The New Zealand Government has announced the suspension of quarantine-free travel from New South Wales (Sydney) to New Zealand for 72 hours from NZT 11.59 pm, Tuesday 22 June 2021. Quarantine-free travel from New Zealand to NSW continues.
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AUSTRALIA: Queensland Border Passes mandatory from Saturday 19 June

From 1am on Saturday 19 June 2021 all travellers entering Queensland, regardless of origin, will be required to complete a Travel Declaration to enter the state in addition to the current Border Declaration required by those travelling from a COVID-19 hot spot. Upon arrival to Queensland you must present your pass to an Emergency Officer when requested to do so.
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AUSTRALIA: State of Queensland declares Sydney’s local government area of Waverley a hot spot

Queensland’s chief medical officer has declared Sydney’s local government area of Waverley, which includes Bondi Beach, a hot spot following more positive cases on Friday. Any Queensland residents, or NSW residents, entering the state after 1am on Saturday, who have been in the Waverley LGA area, will have to quarantine for two week in a hotel.
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AUSTRALIA: South Australia implements border restrictions for high-risk locations in New South Wales

Anyone who has visited a high-risk location in New South Wales will be banned from entering South Australia from this afternoon (Thursday 17 June 2021). South Australians who have been at the high-risk locations, and are still in New South Wales, should isolate and contact SA Health before travelling home. High-risk locations are those identified on the NSW Health website.
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NEW ZEALAND: Extends pause on quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Victoria

The quarantine-free travel pause between NZ and Victoria has been extended an additional 5 days until at least 11.59pm NZT on Tuesday 22 June.
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AUSTRALIA: State of Queensland extends border restrictions with Greater Melbourne for further 7 days

Restrictions on people from entering Queensland from Greater Melbourne will remain in place for a further 7 days. From 1am on Saturday 19 June 2021 all travellers, regardless of origin, will be required to complete a Travel Declaration to enter the state in addition to the current Border Declaration required by those travelling from a COVID-19 hot spot. It is recommended to reconsider travel to Greater Sydney due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. At this stage no restrictions on travel to or from NSW are in place.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country extends pause on quarantine-free travel from Australian state of Victoria

The quarantine-free travel arrangement between New Zealand and the Australian state of Victoria has been extended an additional seven days until at least 19.59 (local NZ time) on Thursday 17 June. The government is taking a precautionary approach in continuing the pause which will be reviewed again on 16 June.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country extends pause on quarantine-free travel between Australian state of Victoria

The pause on quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and the Australian state of Victoria had been scheduled until 7.59 pm on 4 June. It has now been extended an additional 6 days until at least 11.59 pm NZT on Thursday 10 June.
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AUSTRALIA: Country's government extends Melbourne COVID-19 'lockdown' for seven days from 3 June 2021

The government of Australia has announced that as COVID-19 cases continue to grow, the current 'lockdown' restrictions in the city of Melbourne are now set to continue for a further seven days from 23.59 (local time) on 3 June. During this time the wearing of face masks is mandatory everywhere outside of the home unless a person has an exemption, and the five reasons for leaving home will remain: shopping for essentials, exercise, essential work, care and care giving, getting vaccinated. The restrictions will be eased in the regional Victoria region, however some restrictions still apply and travel to Melbourne will be restricted.
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AUSTRALIA: State of Queensland reinstates COVID-19 travel restrictions at border with Victoria

The government of the Australian state of Queensland has announced that, in response to a COVID-19 outbreak within Victoria, it will from 27 May reinstate some travel restrictions for its residents who are set to travel to and from the southern region. From 27 May, only Queensland residents who have been in the region since 11 May will be allowed to return to the state, but they will have to go straight into hotel quarantine. Non-residents will be turned away, unless they have an approved exemption, but even then they will also be required to complete the mandated government-approved quarantine. Visitors and Queenslanders travelling from the City of Whittlesea from 27 May will also be sent into hotel quarantine, unless they have a valid exemption.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country extends pause on quarantine-free travel from Australian state of Victoria

The quarantine-free travel between NZ and Victoria had been scheduled until 19.59 (local NZ time) on 28 May; however, due to the increase in community cases of COVID-19 in Victoria, the NZ Government has announced an extension of an additional seven days until at least 19.59 (local NZ time) on 4 June.
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AUSTRALIA: State of Victoria to enter snap seven-day COVID-19 'lockdown'

The government of the Australian state of Victoria have just announced a seven-day COVID-19 'lockdown' to be imposed with immediate effect from midnight today until 23.59 (local time) on 3 June; the restrictions are being introduced in a bid to curb the state's growing COVID-19 outbreak. During this time, residents will only be allowed to leave their homes for a limited number of reasons. Meanwhile, the state of Western Australia is set to close its border to Victoria at 10.00 (local time) this morning, with travel being restricted. For the latest state border conditions for Australia and New Zealand, click the link in this alert.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country pauses quarantine-free travel from Australian state of Victoria

The government of New Zealand has announced that quarantine-free travel from the Australian state of Victoria to the country has been paused, while the source of infection of five COVID-19 cases detected in the city of Melbourne is investigated; the pause commenced at 19.59 (local time) on 25 May and initially will be in place for 72 hours. The measures is a one-way pause only, meaning that while no flights will depart from Victoria to New Zealand, services from New Zealand to Victoria can continue.
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QANTAS: Airline delays international flight resumption to December 2021

The airline has said that it will delay its planned resumption of international flights further to the end of 2021, in response to a newly revised COVID-19 vaccine rollout timeline from the Australian government. Qantas now expects to resume international service in late December, after previously targeting late October. The Australian government now plans the larger re-opening of the country's borders in mid-2022.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country's government resumes quarantine-free travel from Australia's New South Wales

The government of New Zealand has announced the lifting of a temporary pause on quarantine-free travel from Australia's New South Wales (NSW) to New Zealand as of 23.59 (local NZ time) on 9 May. The resumption is subject to the condition that there are no new cases of COVID-19 detected in NSW and no further restrictions imposed by the NSW government.
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AUSTRALIA: Greater Sydney to implement COVID-19 restrictions from 6 May 2021

The government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has said that from 17.00 (local time) on 6 May, the Greater Sydney region will be subject to increased COVID-19 restrictions. This includes compulsory masks while on public transport and in indoor public venues; household visitors will be limited to 20 and a maximum of two visitors will be allowed at aged care facilities. Additionally, from 01.00 (local time) on 7 May, anyone arriving in the state of Queensland from NSW will be required to enter hotel quarantine if they have been to any of the listed venues linked to the NSW COVID-19 cluster.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country's government to pause quarantine-free travel from Australia's New South Wales

The government of New Zealand has said that quarantine-free travel from Australia's New South Wales (NSW) to New Zealand will now be paused while the source of infection of two Sydney cases of COVID-19 is investigated. The pause commenced from 23.59 (local time) on 6 May and will be under constant review during an initial period of 48 hours. This is a one-way pause to quarantine-free travel, meaning while no flights will depart from NSW to New Zealand, flights from New Zealand to NSW will continue.
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NEW ZEALAND: Quarantine-free travel with Western Australia resumed from 28 April 2021

The government of New Zealand has confirmed that quarantine-free travel between the country and the region of Western Australia will begin again at 12 midday (local time) on 28 April, for passengers who are not close contacts of known COVID-19 cases. The same arrangement had previously been paused after the announcement of a three-day lockdown in Perth, Western Australia which ended at 00.01 (local time) on 27 April.
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AUSTRALIA: Country's government suspends flights from COVID-19 'hotspot' India

The prime minister of Australia has today, 27 April, announced in a televised news conference that the country has suspended direct flights from India in response to a surge of COVID-19 cases in India. The suspension is currently due to be in force until at least 15 May, and primarily impacts two passenger services from India into Sydney, plus two repatriation flights from India to Darwin, totalling around 500 arrivals.
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