Travel bubble bursts: Up to 17 Kiwis detained in Melbourne

WA Premier Mark Mc Gowan in headshot

The state's new cases bring the 14-day rolling case count down to 7.5 in metropolitan Melbourne.

Late on Friday, Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) confirmed the arrival of the group into Melbourne, but said its authorised officers did not have the authority to detain them.

"The Victorian government has made it clear to the Commonwealth that we expect NZ passengers who have not undertaken quarantine will not be permitted to board flights in Sydney bound for Melbourne".

Victoria state officials have said they would ease restrictions when the average for new daily cases over a two-week window falls below five.

Global travelers will enter Australia for the first time since March after the nation's borders were opened to New Zealand in a limited capacity.

"We have not welcomed global travellers to Sydney in months that have not had to come through customs and go straight on to buses to a hotel to quarantine", he added.

More than 350 passengers were scheduled to arrive in Sydney on three flights with no direct flights linking New Zealand to the NT.

However Mr Andrews said Mr Hunt was not an epidemiologist and accused him of "playing games", before adding that he would not be rushed in reopening Victoria.

"We welcome those Kiwis, Kia Ora to those Kiwis who've joined us today, I hope you enjoy your holiday in New South Wales or the Northern Territory or the ACT and tell your friends and we're looking forward to seeing more of you".

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There were emotional reunions at Sydney airport after the first transtasman flight under the new travel agreement.

"There'll be a few Kiwis headed this way for the Bledisloe return matches here in Australia in a few weeks' time".

Victoria has not accepted any global arrivals since early July.

"Here we are, already, before the end of the year, getting at least to some new point of normal when it comes to Covid-safe travel", he said.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard described it as a "great day", but pointed out New Zealanders arriving on Friday would need to prove they are symptom-free and satisfy other health requirements.

However, passengers on the return trip will be asked to self-isolate on arrival in New Zealand.

Nonetheless, it's understood that the seventeen travellers in question arrived in Sydney before taking a connecting flight to Melbourne.

Mr Andrews said the passengers left the airport "within minutes".

The states of Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania have either closed borders or limited entry which can include quarantine periods, while Victorians are heavily restricted in where they can travel.

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