New Zealand pauses travel bubble with Western Australia after virus case

New Zealand pauses travel bubble with Western Australia after virus case

As a result, Queensland has shut its border to the two regions with only residents allowed to re-enter, however they will be required to go into hotel quarantine for 14 days.

"Queensland Health is taking a cautious approach and will continue to monitor the situation in Western Australia closely".

The bubble, which followed months of negotiations between the largely coronavirus-free neighbours, was hailed as a major milestone in restarting a global travel industry that has been crippled by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dawn services on Sunday in Perth on the national day of remembrance to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the First World War, have been cancelled for the second year in a row.

"Of those, two people from the same household have let health authorities know they were in the Perth domestic terminal at the time specified in the locations of interest page".

New Zealand on Friday paused arrivals from Western Australia, temporarily excluding the state's travellers from a quarantine-free bubble between the countries due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

Immigration NZ launched an investigation into how the person was able to enter.

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Australian authorities ordered a snap, three-day lockdown in the western city of Perth Friday after the coronavirus escaped from a quarantine hotel housing infected worldwide travellers.

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan yesterday announced the end of the lockdown in the Perth and Peel regions - but some restrictions will remain, including mask-wearing and a 20-person limit for private indoor and outdoor gatherings.

He underwent the legally required quarantine in a Perth hotel and, once released, went to restaurants, a university, a public pool, a doctor's office and a friend's house before leaving the area.

After the travel bubble was announced, a spokesman for Australian flag carrier Qantas said tickets to New Zealand were "selling like hot cakes" with a strong "load" to Queenstown, which is billed as the country's "Adventure capital".

Western Australia recorded no new cases of community spread transmission in the past 24 hours.

"New Zealand health officials remain in contact with their Australian counterparts and are closely monitoring the situation".

A direct Air New Zealand / Singapore Airlines flight that had been due to arrive in Auckland this morning has been delayed and is now due to arrive 5.50am Wednesday.

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