Thousands to board flights as trans-Tasman travel resumes

Thousands of people are boarding flights today as the trans-Tasman travel bubble is officially launched.

Qantas, Jetstar and Air New Zealand will run 17 flights today as two-way travel resumes between Australia and New Zealand.

Passengers will still need to adhere to some rules, including they must not be waiting for COVID-19 test results, they cannot have tested positive in the past 14 days and cannot be displaying any symptoms.

Authorities also warned arrangements were subject to quick changes in the case of an outbreak.

Australia is expected to provide a $1 billion boost to New Zealand tourism.

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