Four travellers from New Zealand have entered Tasmania, after arriving in Sydney through a trans-Tasman travel bubble, with a fifth set to arrive on Sunday.
A trans-Tasman bubble was opened earlier this week to allow travellers from New Zealand to enter Australia without having to quarantine but only New South Wales and the Northern Territory agreed to the arrangement.
The four travellers, including two children, all arrived in Tasmania through the Launceston airport since the opening of the bubble on Friday.
Over the past two days it has been revealed that travellers entering Australia through the travel bubble have then travelled to other states.
In Victoria 55 New Zealanders who arrived on a plane from Sydney were not detained and avoided quarantine in a state run facility while 25 travellers who arrived in Perth will undergo a mandatory 14 day hotel quarantine period.
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has said that the visitors will be deducted from WA's weekly international arrivals cap.
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A Tasmanian government spokesperson said New Zealanders who arrive in Tasmania after entering Australia through the travel bubble will be required to quarantine in a government run facility at their own expense.
"Under Tasmania's arrivals directions, anyone arriving in the state who has been overseas in the past 14 days must enter government quarantine unless subject to a specific exemption," the government spokesperson said.
"Anyone travelling from mainland states including recently arrived New Zealanders will be managed under our current travel directions and will be required to quarantine."
Tasmania's borders are set to open to safe jurisdictions around Australia next weekend. It is not yet clear whether New Zealanders who arrive via the trans-Tasman bubble will be included in those border arrangements.
A government spokesperson said travel of New Zealanders into Tasmania from safe states after October 26 will be subject to Public Health advice due to be released in coming days.
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