Some travellers who’ve recently arrived into Australia from New Zealand are being asked to get tested for COVID-19 and isolate following a recent case of the virus in an Auckland airport worker.
ACT Health authorities have advised anyone in the Territory who’s been to a ‘location of interest’ in New Zealand, within the specified time frames on 17 April, to get tested for the virus and isolate until returning a negative result.
“Even after a negative test, ACT Health advises these people to continue monitoring for any COVID-19 symptoms and to get retested if they experience even mild symptoms at a later date.”
The updated advice comes on day four of the Trans-Tasman travel bubble, allowing quarantine free travel both ways across the ditch.
“The situation in New Zealand is a timely reminder that COVID-19 still exists. We continue to urge anyone experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, to get tested and stay at home until their test result is negative and their symptoms have resolved.”
The full list and times at the NZ ‘locations of interest’ can be found here.