Within weeks, travellers from both countries will be able to fly across the Tasman and visit without the need to quarantine on arrival.

Australian states will be subject to a traffic light system and quarantine could be required if an outbreak does occur.

It’s not just friends, family and those busting for an OS holiday who are excited – Air New Zealand and Qantas are just as hyped.

The jokes have already started online, with Air New Zealand’s Greg Foran sending Qantas CEO Alan Joyce a pavlova which was covered in kiwi fruit.

This was a “heartfelt Kiwiana gift.”


Qantas sent the love back, although they were bummed out they couldn’t send Crowded House in the overhead locker.


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