First quarantine-free Kiwis land in Australia

The first Kiwis to enter Australia without quarantine have landed in Sydney. 

The trans-Tasman bubble opened on Friday and it's given families a chance to finally reunite - but there were just a few passengers trickling into Auckland Airport on their way over the ditch. 

As of midnight quarantine on arrival in New South Wales and the Northern Territory is gone. 

For a battling aviation industry, it marks the return to international skies for Jet Star which is crucial to providing more work for cabin crew and pilots. 

It's seen as a positive step forward, but the reality is there isn't a lot of demand for the flights because the bubble is only half open - you still have to quarantine when arriving in New Zealand - just 100 people were on the first flight over to Sydney. 

To get New Zealand safely connected with Australia could still take months. 

When and if that happens Auckland airport has cordoned off safe zones to accommodate travellers.

Chief executive Adrian Littlewood says they are working"really really hard" to ensure the systems are ready to go. 

New South Wales has reported 26 new cases of community transmission since Monday.. 

But there are COVID-free states - like Western Australia - but they don't want to open to Kiwis yet. 

Until they are, it's a free entry in Australia, and a $3000 ticket into a hotel quarantine upon arrival home in New Zealand.