THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED. You can find the latest NZ travel bubble update here.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has provided an NZ travel bubble update ahead of an expected announcement on Monday afternoon.
The NZ cabinet will meet to discuss the Australia NZ travel bubble in their regular meeting on Monday.
The move comes after the NZ opposition started a petition to open the NZ borders to Australia immediately.
Speaking to TVNZ’s Breakfast, Ardern said: “I have said that it is close – that we do expect to be in the position to open up the bubble soon.”