NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 30 Apr, 2021 05:15 am

Covid 19 coronavirus: Cook Islands traveller breaches transtasman bubble by flying to Perth from Auckland

Covid 19 coronavirus: Cook Islands traveller breaches transtasman bubble by flying to Perth from Auckland
The traveller did not isolate for two weeks in New Zealand as required.

New Zealand's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is three per cent ahead of schedule, except in Northland where a big push to use available vaccine is underway.A traveller from the Cook Islands has breached the transtasman travel bubble by flying to Perth from Auckland today without spending two weeks in New Zealand as required.In a written statement, Air New Zealand has confirmed it has been made aware that a passenger currently on board flight NZ175 is ineligible for quarantine-free travel to Australia.Meanwhile, people arriving in New Zealand from Brisbane are being asked to monitor their health for the next 14 days, after a reported green zone breach at Brisbane Airport.

About 400 passengers heading to New Zealand from Brisbane Airport were potentially exposed to a red zone traveller infected with Covid.Air New Zealand confirmed a passenger onboard flight NZ175 is ineligible for quarantine-free travel to Australia.

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