International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into New Zealand From Colombia is Restricted

Description

International travelers are not allowed to enter New Zealand.

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Entry 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 Government
Start Date
4/29/2021
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Before You Leave

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, TMA, LAMP, or antigen) test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure.

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 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Antigen Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Lamp Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Tma Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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New Zealand Government
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Not Required

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

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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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Mandatory

Mandatory pre-registration form before exiting Colombia

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Description

All travelers are required to fill out a pre-registration form before they depart from Colombia. It must be filled at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours before departure.

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Travelers will be required to show confirmation of registration before boarding.

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Colombian Tourism
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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 day 12 after arrival.

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Mandatory

Mandatory 14-day quarantine

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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 14 days on arrival at a designated facility.

Minimum Number of Days
14 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

Moderate Risk
COVID-19 transmission is moderate in New Zealand.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
3.79
Increased by-0.71
at 9/20/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.10%
Increased by-0.10%
at 9/20/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
64.15%
Increased by4.53%
at 9/20/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
3,118,082
Increased by219,928
at 9/20/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.90
Increased by-0.07
at 9/14/2021

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

Local Guidelines

General

Most of New Zealand is currently operating at Alert level 2 with gatherings are limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. Auckland is currently operating at Alert level 4 with movement is restricted for essential reasons only. 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/
Last Checked
9/19/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
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Face masks are required in shops, public transportation, and in airports.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place. In Alert level 4 areas, public transportation is only operating for essential movement.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open at reduced capacity. In Alert level 4 areas, restaurants are closed.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open at reduced capacity. In Alert level 4 areas, bars are closed.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Restrictions in place
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Nightclubs are open at reduced capacity and dance floors are closed. In Alert level 4 areas, nightclubs are closed.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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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 4 areas, only essential businesses are open and non-essential businesses only offer 'click and collect' services.

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