NZ quarantine-free flight set for Brisbane

Robyn Wuth
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Queensland's first quarantine-free flight from New Zealand is set to touch down in Brisbane on Thursday.

Air New Zealand flight NZ147 is scheduled to depart Auckland at 7.40am local time for Brisbane with passengers not required to quarantine on arrival.

They will need to complete a declaration form on arrival stating they have been in New Zealand for the preceding 14 days.

The Auckland-Brisbane flights will operate similarly to Air New Zealand's Sydney and Melbourne routes with separate flights for those who meet the Safe Travel Zone criteria, airline spokeswoman Leanne Geraghty said.

"Our teams have been working closely with authorities in Australia to ensure all agencies are satisfied processes are in place," she said.

Air New Zealand will operate five return flights per week between Auckland and Brisbane.

Three will be quarantine-free flights, while the other two will be quarantine flights.

Passengers planning to travel interstate from Queensland need to ensure they have checked state and territory travel restrictions and have the appropriate exemptions or approvals to travel, as these continue to change.