Take a look at this week’s travel update for Australia and New Zealand
Green Flights and Red Flights – Arriving in Australia
All travellers arriving in Australia will now arrive via a red or green travel zone. Passengers arriving from a high-risk country for COVID-19 will be considered as arriving from a red zone. Passengers who have been in New Zealand for 14 days prior to departure will be considered as arriving from a green zone. If you have only transited in New Zealand from anywhere in the world, you will be deemed as arriving from a red zone. Airlines are not allowing New Zealanders to travel on the same flight as passengers who have only transited in New Zealand so as to avoid the risk of cross-contamination.
This means travellers coming from New Zealand do not need to complete a 14 day mandatory quarantine only if:
- they travelled on a green zone flight, and
- have been in New Zealand for 14 days prior to travel
However, once you are in Australia states and territories can apply their own travel restrictions, including:
- closing state borders and restricting travel into and out of their state
- restricting travel into and out of areas within their state
- requiring people who have travelled to and from some areas to quarantine for 14 days
New Zealand Skilled Migration
While selections from the skilled migrant pool in New Zealand remain suspended, applications into the pool remain open. The biggest issue many applicants face when attempting to complete an EOI on their own relates to Skilled Qualification Levels and Work Experience. Do you need an NZQA, or do you have occupational registration? Did you know for example, that whilst many medical imaging professionals are registered with the NZMRTB while holding a National Diploma this qualification presently does not meet the requirement for skilled migration on its own.