New Zealand refuses quarantine-free trips from Australia as ACT joins travel bubble

Jacinda Ardern says her country will not open up until Australia records a month without community transmission of Covid-19

New Zealand will not reciprocate quarantine-free trips across the Tasman as the Australian Capital Territory joins Australia’s travel bubble with the country.

On Friday, Australia’s deputy prime minister, Michael McCormack, announced New South Wales and the Northern Territory would allow Kiwis to bypass the compulsory fortnight of quarantine on arrival from 16 October.

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