New Zealand (Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 28 January, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Banned
Testing: Covid-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantined for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 26.01.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of New Zealand;
– permanent residents of New Zealand;
– passengers with a resident visa issued by New Zealand with valid travel conditions;
– partners or children of nationals or residents of New Zealand. Their visa must be based on the relationship.
2. Passengers are not allowed to transit.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Australia and New Zealand;
– residents of New Zealand;
– passengers with a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA);
– passengers with a transit visa issued by New Zealand.
3. Transit is only allowed at Auckland (AKL) for maximum 24 hours.
4. Passengers are not allowed to transit through New Zealand to China (People’s Rep.).
5. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. Tests accepted are: antigen, LAMP, PCR and RT-PCR tests. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. More details can be found at https://www.miq.govt.nz/travel-to-new-zealand/plan-your-travel-to-nz/pre-departure-testing/ .
– This does not apply to:
– passengers arriving from Antarctica, Australia, Cook Isl., Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Isl., Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu or Wallis and Futuna Isl.;
– passengers younger than 2 years;
– passengers with a medical certificate stating that they are not infectious with Coronavirus (COVID-19). The medical examination must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
– passengers with a diplomatic or consular visa;
– passengers who are members of the New Zealand Defence Force;
– passengers arriving from Albania, Belize, Dominica, Kenya, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Montenegro, Myanmar, Slovenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tajikistan or Turkmenistan. They must have a medical certificate issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point and it must confirm that they have no Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
6. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
7. Passengers must have a voucher confirming their allocation to a place in managed isolation.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

All travelers, except for returning New Zealanders, are denied entry. Exemptions to the entry ban are listed in full by New Zealand Immigration, and this includes their partners, legal guardians or any dependent children traveling with them.

All arrivals will be tested for COVID-19, and are subject to 14 days of government-supervised quarantine or self-isolation. Before entering the community, everyone must test negative for COVID-19.
 

Lockdown Details

All businesses and attractions in New Zealand have re-opened. Restaurants, cafes and bars in New Zealand are open. Wearing face masks is not required in New Zealand.
 

Sources

https://nz.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co