If your employees are travelling in a bubble for business, you are responsible for their health and safety as well as costs associated with the trip, including any costs added by the affects of COVID-19. Providing them with enough personal protective equipment (PPE), like face masks, to last the duration of their trip if possible and making sure they’re comfortable with the idea of travelling is also some duties that you need to account for.
When your employees are on a business trip, you have an obligation to pay and organize:
If your employees are travelling in the bubble for leisure, you should let them know that while they’re on annual leave, it’s their responsibility to stay safe. The costs associated with managed isolation if needed would be borne by them.
From a business point of view, it is good to have a plan if there’s a COVID-19 resurgence and the employees are stuck overseas longer than expected or have to enter managed isolation. Considering and discussing things the things mentioned below before they leave would help be prepared and make the process a lot clearer and less stressful in case of disruptions-
https://www.business.govt.nz/news/travelling-in-a-bubble/ is a good resource to help you understand obligations and duties in these cases.