28 Feb 2022

Covid-19: Border reopens to vaccinated NZers in Australia

From Morning Report, 8:27 am on 28 February 2022

New Zealanders in Australia are coming home.

After two years cut off from the rest of the world, Aotearoa is taking its first step in reopening its border.

From Monday, fully vaccinated and other eligible New Zealanders in Australia can skip MIQ and instead, self-isolate for seven days.

All arrivals will be provided three rapid antigen tests at the airport, to be used on day zero or one, and on day five or six.

More than 900 passengers are expected to touch down at Auckland Airport today, with the first flight due to land just before 3pm.

Auckland Airport general manager of operations Anna Cassels-Brown spoke to Corin Dann.