International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into New Zealand From Canada is Restricted

Description

International travelers are not allowed to enter New Zealand.

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The travel restrictions do not apply to:

  • 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 Immigration
Start Date
4/29/2021
Updated
5/31/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory accommodation booking

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Relevant Documents and Resources
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New Zealand Immigration
Start Date
5/17/2021
Updated
5/31/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory electronic travel authorization

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Sherpa
Start Date
4/27/2021
Updated
5/6/2021
Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries must have a negative COVID-19 (NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR, LAMP, or antigen) test result. The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure.

Travelers from high-risk countries such as India, Brazil, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea will only be accepted if their test was taken in a government-approved laboratory. For a detailed list of labs, check our sources.

This requirement also applies to passengers in transit.

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This test requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 2.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 3 days
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 3 days
  • A Antigen Test Up To 3 days
  • A Lamp Test Up To 3 days
  • A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 3 days
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New Zealand Government
Start Date
1/25/2021
Updated
6/9/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Start Date
12/31/2020
Updated
5/31/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory 14-day quarantine

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Minimum Number of Days
14 days
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New Zealand Immigration
Start Date
5/17/2021
Updated
5/31/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in some public places

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Start Date
8/30/2020
Updated
5/31/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Low Risk
COVID-19 transmission is low in New Zealand.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
0.59
Decreased by0.24
at 6/11/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.10%
Decreased by0.10%
at 6/10/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
10.34%
Increased by1.34%
at 6/8/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
498,670
Increased by64,825
at 6/8/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.59
Increased by-0.05
at 6/9/2021

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

Local Guidelines

General

Authorities are gradually lifting restrictions and most of the country is currently operating under 'Alert Level 1'. Travel between regions is allowed if the same 'Alert level' or lower is in place. 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/

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Recommended
Severity
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Face masks are required on public transportation and in airports.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants may open as usual. There are no limits on capacity, but all clients are recommended to register via QR-code for contact tracing purposes.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars may open as usual. There are no limits on capacity, but all clients are recommended to register via QR-code for contact tracing purposes.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Nightclubs may open as usual. There are no limits on capacity, but all clients are recommended to register via QR-code for contact tracing purposes.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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