All Australian states and territories and New Zealand have reopened their borders to Western Australia after a three-day lockdown in Perth.
This afternoon South Australia was the latest to lift the hard border with its neighbour, but people from the Perth and Peel regions will still need to get tested.
They are required to have a coronavirus test on day one, five, and 13 after landing in South Australia.
From midday tomorrow New Zealand will also lift its travel pause with Western Australia.
NZ COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed the news after Perth successfully completed a snap three-day lockdown without any new local cases.
“Quarantine Free Travel will be recommenced from Western Australia at 12 noon, 28 April 2021 for travellers who have not been identified as contacts,” Mr Hipkins said.
Mr Hipkins said anyone identified as a close contact would still be required to complete a 14-day self-isolation period and provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test before they are allowed to board a flight to New Zealand.
“All casual contacts – those who were at the locations of interest at the published time – will need to self-isolate for five days and receive a negative test,” Mr Hipkins said.
“An additional New Zealand requirement means they will need to continue to monitor their symptoms in place and will not be allowed to travel to New Zealand until 14 days after they were at the location of interest.”
Mr Hipkins said the NZ Government is satisfied the risk is low and the Trans-Tasman Bubble is working largely as planned.
This is despite an investigation looking into how a Perth traveller was able to enter New Zealand during the state’s three-day lockdown.