Australia — Australia and New Zealand on Friday announced a partial opening of their borders to travel between the neighboring countries.
Passengers will be able to fly to the Australian cities of Sydney and Darwin without going into quarantine from Oct. 16 if they have spent at least two weeks in parts of New Zealand that are not considered to be a COVID-19 hot spot, Transport Minister Michael McCormack said.
But New Zealand will continue to insist on travelers from Australia going into hotel quarantine for two weeks on arrival.
“We want to open up Australia to the world,” McCormack said. “This is the first part of it.”