International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Australia to New Zealand.

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Border Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for vaccinated travelers

Policies
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Cases Per Million
27.14
Increased by-8.87
at 12/3/2021
Vaccinated
76.49%
Increased by0.89%
at 12/3/2021
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed for vaccinated travelers

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for vaccinated travelers

Description

International vaccinated travelers are not allowed to enter New Zealand.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Citizens of New Zealand;
  • Residents with valid travel conditions;
  • Family members of citizens and residents with valid documents;
  • Diplomats;
  • Limited numbers of international students in order to continue their studies in 2021. For more details, please see the source.
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New Zealand Government
Start Date
10/31/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusiness
Description

Travelers arriving from Australia must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure.

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This test requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 2.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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New Zealand Government
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Mandatory

Mandatory accommodation booking

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Description

Travelers must register on the Managed Isolation Allocation System as the first step to securing their place in a managed isolation facility. Before booking flights, travelers need to register for a voucher for managed isolation. Travelers are required to quarantine for 7 days on arrival at a designated facility.

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New Zealand Immigration
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers are required to show proof of vaccination when traveling to New Zealand. Travelers need to have had a full course of any of the 24 COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved by a government or approval authority. You need to have had the last dose at least 14 days before you arrive in New Zealand.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • New Zealand citizens;
  • Travelers under the age of 17;
  • Travelers that cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.

Please check the source for more details.

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New Zealand Government
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination before exiting Australia

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers exiting Australia must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination that meets Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) requirements.

Travelers who don't have a valid proof of vaccination must apply for an exemption to travel overseas.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12;
  • Travelers with medical exemptions.
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Australian Home Affairs
Start Date
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In Transit

Not Required

No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required for transit

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Travel Purpose
Transit
Description

Travelers with flight connections in New Zealand are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement as long as they remain in the international departure area.

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New Zealand Government
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers arriving in New Zealand from selected countries will be required to take a COVID-19 test a maximum of 24 hours after arrival in a managed quarantine facility. Arrivals must remain in their managed quarantine facility room until the results of the test are known. Travelers will also be required to take a test on day 3, and between days 6-7 after arrival.

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Mandatory

Mandatory quarantine and testing

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Description

Travelers to New Zealand will need to register on the Managed Isolation Allocation System as the first step to securing their place in a managed isolation facility. Before booking flights, travelers need to register for a voucher for managed isolation. Travelers are required to quarantine for 7 days on arrival at a designated facility.

After that travelers are required to quarantine at home for around 3 days. Travelers must take a COVID-19 PCR test on day 9, and stay at home until having a negative result.

Minimum Number of Days
9 days
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New Zealand Immigration
Start Date
Changed

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in some public and private places

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Description

Travelers are recommended to wear masks in public places when unable to stay 2 meters away from other people. Travelers legally must wear a face covering at commercial establishments.

Travelers must wear masks on domestic flights and on all public transport.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is high in New Zealand.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
27.14
Increased by-8.87
at 12/3/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.50%
Increased by-0.10%
at 12/2/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
76.49%
Increased by0.89%
at 12/3/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
3,918,113
Increased by45,539
at 12/3/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.99
Increased by-0.04
at 12/1/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

Most of New Zealand is currently operating at Alert level 2 with gatherings are limited to 100 people. Auckland is currently operating at Alert level 3, with movement only permitted for essential reasons and gatherings are limited to household bubbles. Preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. For detailed information on New Zealand's phased re-opening, please visit https://covid19.govt.nz/
Checked
12/4/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in shops, airports, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place. In Alert level 3 areas, public transportation is only operating for essential movement.

Restaurants

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. In Alert level 3 areas, restaurants may open for takeaway or delivery only.

Bars

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing and customers must be seated. In Alert level 3 areas, bars may open for takeaway or delivery only.

Nightclubs

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Nightclubs are open at reduced capacity and customers must be seated, dance floors are currently closed. In Alert level 3 areas, nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. In Alert level 3 areas, only essential businesses are open and non-essential businesses may offer pick-up and delivery only.

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