Flights between Melbourne and New Zealand are set to start on Monday as Victoria enters the travel bubble.

Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed he had written to the Prime Minister stating he would be happy for flights to and from New Zealand from 9 November.

These would be the first international flights allowed into Melbourne as the government ban is lifted, however it does not mean that flights would immediately be available from Monday as it is up to the airlines to make these available.

On Sunday, Premier Andrews is also expected to announce the lifting of the ring of steel between Melbourne and regional Victoria.

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Travel freedom will expand again when the NSW border reopens to Victorians on 23 November.

The state government is also considering to relax mask rules and these will also be discussed at the Crisis Council of Cabinet meeting on Saturday.