COVID-19: New Zealanders no longer need to quarantine on arrival in Australia

However, only those vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed in.
However, only those vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed in. Photo credit: Getty Images

Quarantine-free travel from New Zealand to Australia has resumed as the country begins the process of reopening its country's borders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But, you will need to be fully vaccinated.

All inbound travellers must have proof of a negative pre-departure PCR test within three days of boarding the flight to Australia, as well as evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a TGA approved or recognised vaccine.

Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan said the resumption of quarantine-free arrivals would be a major boost for tourism and confidence.

"In 2019, Australia hosted 1.434 million visitors from New Zealand - making it our second largest source market - and they spent AU$1.6 billion in the Australian economy supporting local jobs and businesses," Tehan said.

"Australia delivers what Kiwis want in a holiday, including safety and security, value for money and world class natural beauty and wildlife.

"Tourism Australia will look to scale up its marketing activities in New Zealand, with an immediate focus on building confidence and broadening knowledge of the depth of Australia's tourism offering.

"The resumption of quarantine free travel from New Zealand to Australia is another important marker on our road to recovery and it will encourage more Australians to dust off their passport and plan their next holiday."

The Chief Health Officer lifted the requirement for Kiwis to quarantine as of 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday night.