Trans-Tasman bubble travellers entitled to continue on to Melbourne, Victorian state government website shows

Travellers from New Zealand taking advantage of the trans-Tasman bubble to get to Victoria are within their rights, provided they don’t have symptoms associated with Covid-19, according to a Victorian state government website.

Premiers of Victoria and Western Australia have complained after some trans-Tasman bubble travellers arrived in their states, which are not part of the bubble arrangement, after first landing in New South Wales, which is.

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The one-way bubble started on Friday, allowing travellers from New Zealand to arrive in NSW and Northern Territory without then having to go into managed isolation.

Friday was the first day of “travel bubble” arrangements between Australia's New South Wales and New Zealand.

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Friday was the first day of “travel bubble” arrangements between Australia’s New South Wales and New Zealand.

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NZ travellers free to enter state

“Currently the Victorian borders are open,” the website said.

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“If you are travelling from New Zealand and have passed all relevant immigration and biosecurity requirements as established by the Federal Government, New South Wales Government and Northern Territory Government, then you are able to travel to Victoria.

“You do not need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Victoria.”

The Victorian government website tells potential travellers they should not enter the state if they have coronavirus symptoms and says they may be subject to detention under public health laws, but it does not advise them against entering the state.

Mr Andrews blasted the federal government over the weekend after up to 55 travellers from New Zealand entered Victoria via Sydney. State government sources said they asked the Australian Border Force for passengers names on Friday night and didn’t get them until Saturday lunch time.

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