A woman has filmed an emotional reunion with her dog nearly two years after getting stuck in another country in lockdown.
Mikayla Neil, 22, was separated from her Fox Terrier Tess for 18 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The woman could not return from New Zealand to Australia for a year and a half – which meant she was away from her family and her beloved pooch.
But when she managed to go home last month, her dog recognised her straight away and soon showed all her happiness.
In the footage, Mikayla can be seen sitting on the floor while Tess runs towards her, jumps in her lap and then runs back and forth in the corridor in a show of excitement.
The dog is clearly happy to finally see her owner after so long.
In the clip, family members also seem emotional after the exciting encounter.
The content creator from Melbourne finally got to see Tess on April 25 and shared the emotional clip.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Australia has recorded 29,838 infections and 910 Covid-related deaths.
New Zealand has reported 2,622 cases and 26 deaths.
Australia and New Zealand closed their borders and imposed strict quarantine rules for returning nationals last year.
But last month the two countries opened a travel bubble, meaning visitors travelling from either country to the other are no longer need to quarantine on arrival.
Thousands of passengers have been travelling to see their family and friends, with emotional scenes in airports after long-awaited reunions.
Under the travel bubble rules, travellers must have spent 14 days before departure in either Australia or New Zealand.
The criteria include that passengers must not be waiting for the results of a Covid test or have any coronavirus symptoms when they make the trip.