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Australia and New Zealand Launching Travel Bubble April 18th

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, announced in a press conference today that New Zealand will allow Australians to travel to the country without a quarantine later this month. The two countries had been planning for a travel bubble in 2021, but it got suspended earlier this year when another wave of cases …

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Australia and Singapore Travel Bubble Could Launch By Mid 2021

With the pandemic having caused major disruptions to travel for longer than a year now, all interested parties – from airlines to governments – are desperately finding the best and safest way to restart international travel once more. Negative test results, vaccines and quarantine policies have seen travel resume in some parts of the world …

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Qantas Launches ‘Mystery Flights’ As Australia Extends Travel Ban

While international travel is not yet an option for Australians, flag carrier Qantas has launched ‘Mystery Flights’ to spur domestic tourism. The Sydney-based carrier will operate three flights, each from Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney, to a destination unbeknownst to the passengers on board.

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Qantas To Resume International Flights in October

Qantas Airlines, the flag carrier of Australia, have announced they are planning to restart international passenger flights to most destinations from October 31st, 2021. That also applies to Jetstar, the lower-priced carrier owned by the company. This is a four-month extension from the previous estimate of July 2021, which had been in place since mid-2020. …

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Australia Reopens To New Zealand Tourists

Australia has once again resumed its travel bubble with New Zealand allowing tourists to visit Australia without a 14 day hotel quarantine.  The move came 6 days after the Australian government closed the travel bubble when a case of the new Covid-19 variant was found in New Zealand. There has been no locally recorded case …

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New Zealand and Australia Suspend Travel Bubble

Since its inception, New Zealand and Australia’s travel bubble has been the envy of travelers around the world, offering international travel and a reminder of what traveling used to be like prior to the pandemic. However, effective as of today, the travel bubble between the two countries has been temporarily suspended, causing a dent in …

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New Zealand Will Require 72 Hour Covid Test For Entry

One of the few success stories of the pandemic, New Zealand has seen the 7-day average for its daily cases remain a single-digit number for the past few months. It has achieved this feat due to its quick responses to any local outbreaks and firm border control policies – with the country set to introduce …

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Qantas Re-Opens International Bookings For July

In a move that signals that brighter times are around the corner, Australia’s national carrier Qantas has put tickets to international destinations on sale from July 1st. Qantas is Australia’s most popular airline, and the decision to offer tickets in the middle of the pandemic has started a conversation surrounding travel in the country. With …

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Australia and New Zealand Expand Travel Bubble Destinations

Australia and New Zealand’s burgeoning travel bubble saw a new destination added this week when a plane bound for Brisbane departed from Auckland on Thursday, January 7th. Travel bubbles have been a hot topic in the world of travel since the pandemic began. As countries start to turn the tide on the spread of the …

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Australian States Announce New Travel Bans On Sydney

An outbreak of COVID-19 in Sydney’s Northern Beaches has prompted several Australian states to issue travel bans on the city, disrupting Christmas travel plans for many residents. Australia has used strict lockdowns and travel restrictions to largely supress transmission of the virus and state governments have been quick to act to prevent the latest outbreak …

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