The Bledisloe Cup will be held in New Zealand after the government grants an Australian team an economic exemption from entry into the country.
This tax exemption allows wallabies to travel without quarantine, based on the claim that rugby test matches will cost up to $ 20 million.
Today’s decision means that the first Bledisloe clash could occur in Auckland on August 7.
“The decisions of the other games depend on the ongoing debate between New Zealand rugby and Australian rugby,” said Sports Minister Gran Trobertson.
“This decision has not been neglected by the government, and given that Wallabies use charter flights, there are no restrictions on public access to return flights to New Zealand,” he said.
Wallabies are already operating in their own bubble and will fly from their Queensland base to Auckland on Friday morning by charter flight.
“They must fulfill all normal travel obligations within 72 hours of travel, including negative pre-departure tests.”
The Australian team’s economic exemption for the three test series was approved by Deputy Minister of Covid-19 Response Ayesha Verarll.
Wallabies are exempt from entering New Zealand for Bledisloe despite the outbreak of Covid
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