Trans-Tasman Bubble – Quarantine free travel between New Zealand and Australia.
Back in March 2020, the New Zealand Government took action in the fight against COVID-19 and imposed travel restrictions into New Zealand. New Zealand’s fight against the Coronavirus is still ongoing, but we have won a few important battles so far in the COVID war. We have a staggered lockdown system here that has had 4 stages ranging from Level 4 (full lockdown) to Level 1 which is basically back to “normal” with a few precautions at the boarder. With community transmission of the virus is all but eliminated, we’re now in level 1 which is fantastic news. So New Zealand Mountain Biking is back at it for skills clinics and day tours only – for now. But stick with us, there’s more…
There’s a “Trans-Tasman Bubble” which will allow travel between New Zealand and Australia, provided both countries are in agreement in terms of COVID risk. There are also vaccination roll outs happening all over the world and here in New Zealand. At the moment, this does’t change much but it will be making travel more of a possibility.
So, what does that mean in terms of getting on a plane to come to New Zealand for a mountain biking trip if you’re from Australia? It means you can as long as levels remain low and you have spent a full 14 days in Australia before your departure date. More info on Quarantine-Free Travel here.
If you’re from the USA and elsewhere in the world, things are still a little uncertain, but again – we’ll keep you posted, keep watching this space for updates. .