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Watch: Tears and high emotion as first quarantine-free flight lands in Auckland

There were tears and plenty of emotion as passengers from the first quarantine-free flight touched down in Auckland shortly after Midday.

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Friends and family were reunited in joyous scenes at the airport. Source: 1 NEWS

The travellers had arrived - slightly delayed - aboard a Jetstar flight from Sydney, one of many coming from Australia today.

There were similar scenes in Wellington and Christchurch as their first flights from Australia landed.

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The capital is welcoming quarantine-free travellers for the first time in a year.

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It's day one of the two-way trans-Tasman bubble, meaning travellers don't have to stay in Covid-19 managed isolation upon arrival.

There were plenty of people heading the other way as well, eager to visit Australia without the prospect of two weeks in a hotel upon their return to New Zealand.