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New Zealand

  • MasksRequired on public transportation
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen in most areas
  • Quarantine14 days in a government facility
  • Public TransportationLimited
Updated: September 9, 2021
Reviewed: October 22, 2021
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New Zealand is closed for travel and currently is under state of emergency.

Can I travel to New Zealand?

  • New Zealand's air and sea borders are closed for leisure travel. Only citizens, permanent residents, their partners and dependents may enter.
  • It is possible to travel to New Zealand from Australia, after spending at least 14 days in Australia, and applying for a Visa. Australian citizens are exempt from visa requirement.
  • Transiting through New Zealand is possible only for Australian citizens, residents and their immediate family, on their way to Australia, as long as they remain in the airport.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to New Zealand?

  • Anyone entering New Zealand is quarantined for 14 days in a government facility at their own costs.
  • This does not apply to arrivals from Cook Islands.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to New Zealand?

  • All arrivals to New Zealand must present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.

Is public transportation open in New Zealand?

Public transportation in New Zealand is operating in limited services and only for essential workers and emergency cases.

Are the restaurants and bars open in New Zealand?

Restaurants, cafes and bars in most of New Zealand are open.

In high-risk areas restaurants, cafes, and bars are open only for delivery and takeaway services.

Are businesses and attractions open in New Zealand?

Non-essential businesses and attractions in New Zealand are open, with various health measures and restrictions in place.

In Auckland and Waikato District, only essential businesses may operate.

Do I need to wear a face mask in New Zealand?

Wearing face masks is required on public transportation and domestic flights.


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