Woman films reunion with dog two years after getting stuck in another country

A woman filmed an emotional reunion with her dog almost two years after being stuck in another country.

Mikayla Neil, 22, was separated from her fox terrier Tess for 18 months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The woman was unable to return to Australia from New Zealand for a year and a half – which meant she was separated from her family and her beloved pooch.

But when she made it home last month, her dog recognized her immediately and soon showed all her happiness.

In the footage, Mikayla can be seen sitting on the floor while Tess runs up to her, jumps into her lap and then runs excitedly back and forth in the corridor.

The dog is visibly happy to finally see its owner after such a long time.

In the clip, family members also seem emotional after the exciting encounter.

The Melbourne-based content creator finally saw Tess on April 25th and shared the emotional clip.

The video shows how excited Tess the dog is to finally see Mikayla again

Tess and Mikayla

Since the pandemic began, Australia has recorded 29,838 infections and 910 deaths related to Covid.

New Zealand has reported 2,622 cases and 26 deaths.

Australia and New Zealand closed their borders last year and introduced strict quarantine rules for returning nationals.

But last month the two countries opened a travel bubble so visitors who travel from one country to the other no longer have to be quarantined upon arrival.

Thousands of passengers have traveled to see their family and friends, with emotional scenes at airports after long-awaited reunions.

According to the travel bubble rules, travelers must have stayed in Australia or New Zealand 14 days prior to departure.

The criteria include that passengers must not wait for the results of a Covid test or have coronavirus symptoms during the trip.

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