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The Australia-New Zealand Travel Bubble: All You Need to Know

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, countries around the world closed their borders in an effort to stop the virus from spreading. Recently, however, some countries (like Australia and New Zealand) have established select travel bubbles. A travel bubble occurs when neighbouring countries form an agreement to open their borders for travel with each other.

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TourRadar's Peace of Mind Program

We want you to book with confidence. Our Peace of Mind program means that if you decide to make a new booking for a tour now and your plans change, you can postpone your travel plans and convert what you paid to credit. You can apply the credit to future tours run by the same tour operator. You can find answers to FAQs on our flexible booking policy here.

Booking with Peace of Mind means you can...

  • Change booking dates

    You’re not locked in. We understand that things can change, which is why many of our tour operators allow you to choose a different booking date.
  • Choose a different tour

    Just in case your new dates and your previous tour no longer work out, we have some tour operators that will let you choose a different tour with them.
  • Receive credit if plans change

    If you can’t pick your new dates and tour at the time of cancellation, some tour operators will offer you a credit towards a future trip with them.

People Also Ask

  • What is the Australia / New Zealand travel bubble?

    The Australia-New Zealand travel bubble (or the trans-Tasman bubble) is an agreement between the two countries that enables quarantine-free travel across each other’s borders. In other words, Australians can visit New Zealand without having to quarantine upon arrival, and it is the same for New Zealanders when they visit Australia. Bear in mind, you must still meet all the eligibility criteria for entering New Zealand — for more information, please refer to the New Zealand Government website.
  • When is the Australia / New Zealand travel bubble opening?

    The travel bubble will open on 19 April 2021.
  • How does the Australia / New Zealand travel bubble work and can I book a trip?

    Once the Australia-New Zealand travel bubble is open, you will be able to travel quarantine-free between Australia and New Zealand. Thus, it’s the perfect time to book that New Zealand getaway you’ve been dreaming about! And, for added flexibility and worry-free planning, our Peace of Mind program has you covered. 

    In order to receive the latest updates on the travel bubble, you can check the New  Zealand Government website.
  • Will Australian travellers to New Zealand need a vaccine?

    No. According to the prime minister of New Zealand, the trans-Tasman bubble will not require a vaccine to travel.
  • Does Australia have a travel bubble with any other countries?

    No, not at the present moment.
  • What if a tour operator needs to suspend my tour due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

    The tour operator that you have booked with values your health and reserves the right to suspend or cancel your upcoming departure should they have any safety concerns. If they choose to suspend the tour for any reason, you can expect to receive Credit for Future Tours from the operator. The tour operator or TourRadar will be in touch if this occurs.
  • What is the Peace of Mind program?

    We want you to book with confidence. Our Peace of Mind program means that if you decide to make a new booking for a tour now and your plans change, you can postpone your travel plans and convert what you paid to credit. You can apply the credit to future tours run by the same tour operator.
  • Do all trips qualify for Peace of Mind?

    Our Peace of Mind program only applies to certain tour operators, some of which are listed above. To check whether or not your tour offers Peace of Mind, simply scroll down on your tour page to find out. Remember that if you decide to change your plans, the Credit for Future Tours will only be valid for the tour operator with whom you originally booked, so choose wisely.

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