An Auckland Airport worker has tested positive to COVID-19 in New Zealand’s first community case since the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble.

Kiwi health authorities announced the positive case in a media release on Tuesday, which said more information would follow later this afternoon.

“The usual protocol of isolating the case, interviewing them, and tracing their contacts and movements is underway,” the statement read.

Monday saw thousands cross the Tasman Sea and enter New Zealand after the long-awaited end of mandatory quarantine for Australian travellers.

Under the terms of the trans-Tasman bubble agreement, all states, territories and New Zealand can suspend quarantine-free travel with places that have outbreaks.