Bubble closure: Why not everyone returning from Australia this week has to enter MIQ

A Stuff article.

The risk of a returnee from Australia bringing Covid-19 into New Zealand during the seven-day window before the trans-Tasman bubble officially closes is extremely low, experts say.

On Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the quarantine-free travel arrangement will be suspended for at least eight weeks, due to the risk posed by the Delta variant.

However, New Zealanders in Australia have been given until 11.59pm this Friday to return home, effectively keeping the bubble “open” for another week.

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