Pre-departure COVID-19 testing approved for some travellers to New Zealand from Melbourne amid bubble pause

A Newshub article.

re-departure testing has been approved for some travellers who were in the Australian state of Victoria in the days leading up to the current travel bubble pause.

Anyone who has been in Victoria since 8pm on Tuesday, May 25, cannot fly to New Zealand at all due to the travel pause in place. But those in Victoria prior to that date may present a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to Queenstown this weekend can go ahead as planned if he shows evidence of a negative test. Morrison did an interview in Melbourne on May 20.

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