International Travel Restrictions and Policies

In Transit

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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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in some public and private places

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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
3.29
Increased by-0.62
at 9/26/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.10%
Increased by-0.10%
at 9/23/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
66.65%
Increased by3.00%
at 9/26/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
3,239,791
Increased by145,887
at 9/26/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.89
Decreased by0.02
at 9/21/2021

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 3 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
9/25/2021

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

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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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Restaurants are open at reduced capacity. In Alert level 3 areas, restaurants may open for takeaway or delivery services only.

Bars

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Bars are open at reduced capacity and for seated service only. In Alert level 3 areas, bars may open for takeaway or delivery services only.

Nightclubs

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Nightclubs are open at reduced capacity and for seated service only. Dance floors are currently closed. In Alert level 3 areas, nightclubs are closed.

Shops

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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 offer pick-up and delivery services only.

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