xiaotung wrote:NZ801 wrote:Seems like the Australia - NZ bubble has had a shaky start with 14 people detained in MEL today. Apparently they flew from SYD after landing from NZ - according to the ABC. Not much more than that at the moment.
Once they arrive in SYD, there is nothing stopping them from taking a domestic flight to MEL. All domestic flight checks are done on arrival. If they were not trying to game the system then it was purely down to stupidity. I guess they will either be given the option of buying another ticket going back to SYD immediately or go into hotel quarantine. However if they spend 14 days in NSW or NT, perhaps then they will be free to go anywhere?
Given Vic and NSW are around the same in terms of new cases over the past few few days, it’s interesting to watch , but yes at this stage though it is hard to see what those travelers can do. They will likely have to quarantine for 14 days in NSW, and then another 14 days once back in NZ. Expensive outcome having to pay for quarantine in NSW though.
I’m sure they will want to ensure it sends a clear message to others that may either by mistake or deliberately try this in future. If the main purpose was to be in Victoria though going back to NSW won’t help.