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Australia once again suspends one-way travel bubble with New Zealand

It’s hard to imagine the trans-Tasman bubble becoming two-way anytime soon, given the stop-start nature of ‘green zone’ flights from across the ditch.

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States shut their borders as Victoria readies for five-day snap lockdown

Wondering how the other states and territories have responded to Victoria’s snap lockdown? We’ve gathered all the info we can amid this fast-moving situation.

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South Australia introduces hard border, Qld to reimpose border passes as Melbourne’s COVID-19 outbreak grows

by Huntley Mitchell

Both states are taking no chances on the growing COVID-19 outbreak at the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport quarantine hotel.

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Northern Beaches COVID-19 outbreak prompts states and territories to tighten border restrictions

A COVID-19 outbreak on Sydney’s Northern Beaches that is quickly getting out of control has kicked states and territories into action to prevent the virus from spreading outside NSW.

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SA’s coronavirus outbreak underscores why New Zealand “has not rushed into” trans-Tasman ‘bubble’: Ardern

If there was any speck of hope left of a two-way trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ happening by Christmas, New Zealand’s Prime Minister has practically eradicated it.

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Western Australia and Tasmania announce further restrictions for SA travellers

by Huntley Mitchell

Two states have tightened restrictions even further for South Australian travellers, as the COVID-19 cluster in Adelaide continues to grow.

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Ponant suffers first COVID-19 outbreak on board cruise ship

by Huntley Mitchell

Ponant’s health and safety protocols have been put to the test, with the luxury cruise line suffering its first COVID-19 outbreak on board one of its vessels.

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“We must improve”: Hurtigruten responds to COVID-19 outbreak findings

Hurtigruten has shared the findings of a report into the cause of a recent outbreak of COVID-19 on one of its ships.

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Vietnam suspends domestic flights in and out of popular city after attempting to repatriate 80,000 tourists

Shifting 80,000 tourists out of a single destination during a COVID-19 outbreak sounds like a mammoth task, so it’s no surprise that Vietnam’s applied the brakes.

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