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NZ suspends quarantine free travel with Aus state
NZ suspends quarantine free travel with Aus state

Wellington, July 16 (TIWN) Quarantine free travel between New Zealand and Australia's Victoria state will be suspended from Friday, a Minister announced here on Thursday.

The decision follows updated public health advice from New Zealand officials and a growing number of cases and locations of interest, Hipkins said in a statement.

The pause will run for at least four days and be subject to further review on Monday, he said.

"As with previous pauses, we acknowledge the frustration and inconvenience that comes with any interruption to Trans-Tasman travel, but given the ongoing level of uncertainty around transmission in Melbourne, this is the right action to take," the minister said.

The pause means anyone who has been in the state of Victoria after 1:59 a.m. New Zealand time on July 16 cannot travel to New Zealand from any state in Australia until further notice, he said.

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