Camera IconAs the travel bubble opens, New Zealand says “welcome and enjoy yourself” to Australian visitors. Credit: AAP
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New Zealand’s airports will be the scene of celebration and reunification with the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble.
For the first time in more than a year, Australian travellers will on Monday be able to enter New Zealand without the need to quarantine for a fortnight.
That handbrake on travel will mean thousands of Kiwis and Australians head across the ditch, welcomed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
“It is truly exciting to start quarantine-free travel with Australia,” Ms Ardern said.
“Be it returning family, friends or holiday makers, New Zealand says welcome and enjoy yourself.
“The bubble marks a significant step in both countries’ reconnection with the world and it’s one we should all take a moment to be very proud of.”
New Zealand’s relaxation of border rules comes six months after Australia began to open up to Kiwi travellers; a move started by NSW and the Northern Territory and which now extends to all states and mainland territories…