Q: The father of my children lives in Sydney. Our kids are 11 and 13. They usually travel to see him every holiday break. However, Covid-19 has meant they haven’t seen him since January. The children miss him a lot and want to visit him in the upcoming holidays. They are dual citizens, so I think it is possible. Are the children able to travel alone during this time? When they return to New Zealand, will they need to be accompanied by an adult in isolation? Who is responsible for the cost of isolation?

Covid-19 has put a halt on travel for most parents and their children living apart. If the children are dual citizens, they are technically entitled to travel to both Australia and New Zealand. In my latest NZ Herald article, I discuss the implications of allowing your children to travel to and from Australia under the current border restrictions.

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