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Melbourne Trio Caught Trying to Enter New Zealand From Sydney

A trio of travellers from Melbourne have been put into quarantine after trying to enter New Zealand from Sydney. New Zealand has a quarantine-free travel bubble arrangement with Australia but paused all travel with Victoria from May 25 due to the outbreak in Melbourne. There are some exemptions for New Zealand residents returning home. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said their mandatory stay in managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ), which they must pay for themselves, was a punishment and that the relevant authorities would decide whether to fine them. She said the case was an example that showed that people looking to enter the country against the rules would be caught and face consequences. “Anyone considering breaching rules we have in place, in this case the family, has been picked up and they’ve been put into a managed isolation facility,” Ardern told reporters on Wednesday. “So there are consequences, but as …

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