From 19 April, people can travel between Australia and New Zealand without having to go into a managed isolation facility. https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/quarantine-free-travel/quarantine-free-travel-with-australia/how-a-covid-19-case-in-australia-would-be-managed-quarantine-free-travel/ https://covid19.govt.nz/assets/resources/fact-sheets/COVID-19-How-a-COVID-19-case-in-Australia-would-be-managed.pdf https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/quarantine-free-travel/
- Wash your hands often with soap and water.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes, throw used tissues away and then wash your hands.
- Keep your distance from others.
If you feel unwell, stay in your accommodation and call a doctor for advice.
If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms, call the National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080. Calls are free from Australia, and you can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There is an Australia-wide contact tracing app, but most states and territories use their own apps. Download and use the app for wherever you are to keep yourself, your whānau and the communities you’re visiting safe.
You can download and use most of these apps with a New Zealand SIM card. You may need an Australian SIM card or Australian contact details to use some of these apps.
We recommend you keep the apps on your phone for up to 1 month, in case you receive an alert after you've left the state.
If you cannot or choose not to use an app, make sure you sign in to businesses and venues with their alternative contact tracing system.
If you cannot or choose not to use these apps, you need to to sign in to businesses and venues with their alternative contact tracing system.
If you wish, you can also keep track of where you’ve been with your own pen and paper, a photo record or you could take a copy of the NZ COVID Tracer booklet with you.
Follow the guidance for the state you’re in
Each state or territory has its own rules, for example for gatherings, physical distancing, face coverings, testing and travel.
Check the website of the state you’re in to find out what you need to do when you’re there.