Travel between Australia and New Zealand

Last updated: 21 October 2020

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Map showing Qantas domestic network and New Zealand travel bubble

From 16 October, we're operating a limited number of flights between Auckland and Sydney on Monday and Friday until 30 November 2020.

If you're planning to travel to Australia, although some Australian state and territory borders remain closed, flights are still operating on many routes across our domestic network.

Before you book, check the latest Australian domestic travel restrictions or you could be denied entry. Refer to Australian domestic network updates for a full list of destinations.

We'll continue to monitor demand in line with government restrictions, and the schedule is subject to change.

Travel restrictions

Before booking, ensure you check the latest New Zealand and Australian government travel requirements, which may include mandatory health declarations, use of face masks, entry permits, pre-approval and quarantine (possibly at your own expense), or you could be denied entry.

Travel to Australia from New Zealand

From 16 October 2020, you can travel from New Zealand to New South Wales or the Northern Territory.

To book a flight, you must have spent at least 14 days in New Zealand prior to your date of travel, and not have been in an area designated as a COVID-19 hotspot. The Australian Government is defining a hotspot using a three-day rolling average of three locally acquired cases per day.

You'll be required to complete an Australian Government health declaration form confirming you've been in New Zealand for the past 14 days.

Travel to New Zealand from Australia

Restrictions remain in place for travel to New Zealand, including passengers returning from Australia.

You should also ensure you meet Australian government requirements to depart Australia. More information can be found on the Australian government website.

New Zealand quarantine requirements

If you're travelling to New Zealand, you're required to quarantine on arrival in a New Zealand Government arranged hotel. Before booking your flight, visit the New Zealand MIQ Government site to register your details for managed isolation accommodation requirements, and receive your Managed Isolation Allocation System Voucher. You'll be required to present this voucher before boarding your flight. 

Note: there is a hotel quarantine cap in New Zealand and if you're unable to secure a hotel voucher, you'll need to defer your travel plans.

Travel within Australia

Some Australian states and territories have introduced measures, including additional health and safety protocols, in response to Coronavirus that may impact travel within Australia. 

Find out about travel restrictions within Australia.

Fly flexible

Plan your next gateway with confidence. Whether you pay with cash or use your Qantas Points to book a Classic Flight Reward, you’ll enjoy added flexibility on eligible Qantas Flights until 31 January 2021.

Visit Fly Flexible for more information.

Fly Well

For more information, refer to Fly Well Lady wearing a mask inflight

Your health and safety remain our highest priority and we've introduced a number of wellbeing measures so you can fly well when you fly with Qantas.

Note: it's mandatory to wear a face mask while travelling on flights between Australia and New Zealand. 

For more information, refer to Fly Well

Inflight and airport services

Due to the reduction in travel demand and government restrictions we have temporarily changed some of our services. This includes changes to your check-in experience, a significantly reduced food and beverage and inflight entertainment offering, as well as access to airport lounges.

See Temporary inflight and airport service changes for more information.

Important information

Disclaimer: * This offer applies to all Qantas Australian domestic and Trans-Tasman operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 31 January 2021, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 31 January 2021. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 31 January 2021, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 31 January 2021. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee one time. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable.

Disclaimer: ^ Classic Flight Rewards are available on Qantas, Jetstar and partner airlines. Seats are subject to capacity controls, availability is limited, and some flights may not have any Classic Flight Rewards available. Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable to Qantas (excluding any amounts payable to third parties at the airport) in addition to the points required. Fees will be automatically waived on changes or cancellations to any Classic Flight Reward booking, until 31 January 2021. To be eligible for the fee waiver, all flights in your booking must be Classic Flight Rewards. If you combine Classic Flight Rewards with non-Classic Flight Reward fares ("Commercial Fares"), the fee waiver will not apply. Reward Assistance and Service Fees may apply. For a list of all Classic Flight Reward service fees, see the Fee Schedule in the program terms and conditions.