Victoria’s growing coronavirus cluster has resulted in changes for New Zealand-acid Australia.
The New Zealand government announced on Friday that a new departure test could soon be launched for anyone who may have visited Victoria just before the Melbourne outbreak.
Under the new directions, people flying from Australia to New Zealand must now return a negative Covid-19 test within three days of departure if they were in Victoria on or after May 20.
In the evening of May 2. From 25 pm in Victoria no one can enter the country.
Hundreds of passengers flew to Sydney Airport this morning to catch the first flights abroad in 5 days – but they were surprised to find what they found there.
New Zealand’s Covid 1 Resp Response Minister Chris Hipkins said Australians should have evidence of a negative pre-departure test on them at all times.
“Steps have been taken to reassure those in Melbourne during the infected period of the Covid 1 cases that were discovered, but they did not confirm those who could not fly to New Zealand after traveling to another state. “COVID-19 is not,” said Mr. Hipkins.
“Failure to provide evidence may result in people not being allowed to board, or a fine when they arrive in New Zealand.”
Mr Hipkins said the new measures would take effect on May 1 from 11.9pm “to reduce disruption to those passengers with impending departures”.
Prior to this time either a pre-departure test, or a test and arrival in New Zealand will be accepted for self-segregated country entry.
Children under the age of two are exempt from the new rules.
This is another big blow for the Trans Tasman Bubble after New Zealand announced the suspension of their deal with Victoria earlier this week.
Four more community events of Kovid 1 of were recorded in the southern state when the group grew0.
“We don’t see passengers leaving Victoria before May 2 as a major risk to New Zealand, we want to make sure the risk is as low as possible,” Mr Hipkins said.
“Negative pre-departure testing can give us a high degree of confidence that a person will not be contagious once they arrive in New Zealand.