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New Zealand to lift travel restrictions for Victorians

Victorians will be allowed to travel to New Zealand without having to complete time in quarantine from 11.59pm tomorrow.

New Zealand to lift travel restrictions for Victorians

New Zealand public health officials said quarantine-free travel flights will resume to the state of Victoria because the risk of exposure to COVID-19 was now deemed to be low.

Travellers will no longer be required to have a pre-departure test.However, all travellers are encouraged to monitor for symptoms and check the Victorian Health website for updated locations of interest.

Those in New Zealand who have recently been in Victoria, NSW or Queensland are advised to get tested if they develop symptoms.

Individuals in Australia who were at any of the locations of interest in Victoria, NSW or Queensland at the specified times are asked to follow the health advice in the relevant state regarding isolation and testing.

They must not travel to New Zealand within 14 days of exposure.In the past week there have been no new COVID-19 cases in Victoria with the Delta variant of concern.

Victorians health officials have determined there is unlikely to be widespread community transmission.

They continue to carry out about 15,000 tests a day and there has been no unexplained COVID-19 detected in wastewater samples.

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