En De
Total doses
given
11.1M
People fully
vaccinated
4.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
80.27%
Masks
Mask is required on all public transport
COVID-19 test
Test advised for passengers presenting with Covid-19
Quarantine
Quarantine may be required if passengers test positive on arrival
Passenger Locator Form
New Zealand Traveller Declaration completed prior to travel required
Health form
New Zealand Traveller Declaration must be completed within 28 days prior to travel
Vaccination
Required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): No Entry
Test on arrival (vaccinated): LFT / RAT
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): No Entry

Crossing Rules:

30.05.2022

Entry restrictions

  • Valid until 31st July 2022: Passengers are not permitted to enter New Zealand. This includes holders of temporary entry visas and visa-waiver passengers, and passengers who have been issued a residence visa offshore and have not yet travelled to New Zealand on this visa, unless they have previously held a residence visa.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Nationals and permanent residents of New Zealand, and those who are their immediate family and their visa is based on this relationship (including partner, dependent children or legal guardian);
    • Nationals and permanent residents of Australia;
    • Diplomats who hold a post in New Zealand provided they are not travelling from a very high risk country;
    • Passengers who hold a New Zealand resident visa granted under the Covid-19 Support residence instructions;
    • Passengers who meet compassionate entry requirements, or who hold a valid invitation to apply based on previous humanitarian requirements;
    • Passengers who were in Afghanistan on 15 August 2021 and who on 19 August 2021 held either a valid temporary entry class visa or a residence class visa which was granted when the person was offshore and the person is arriving in New Zealand for the first time;

    • Passengers flying directly from the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, or Vanuatu who have been in the country they are travelling from (or Samoa if travelling from Tokelau) for the last 14 days and hold the relevant visa or NZeTA;
    • Passengers with approval issued by Immigration New Zealand;
    • Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers travelling from Samoa, Tonga or Vanuatu who have received at least 1 dose of the Covid-19 vaccine;
    • Passengers who hold a resident visa granted under the 2021 Resident Visa instructions (S6) as a dependent child aged 25 years and older;
    • Aircrew, provided they are not travelling from a very high risk country;
    • International students travelling for semester 2 studies; or
    • Passengers who hold a valid temporary visa, provided they still meet their visa requirements.
  • Passengers are permitted to transit New Zealand through Auckland International Airport (AKL), provided they do not leave the transit area of the airport, and depart from New Zealand within 24 hours.
  • Passengers must hold a NZeTA or transit visa to transit through New Zealand.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Nationals of New Zealand or residence class visa holders;
    • New Zealand temporary entry class visa holders with valid travel conditions;
    • Nationals of Australia;
    • Nationals of Fiji, provided their immediate destination after transiting through New Zealand is Fiji; or
    • Passengers transiting from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Mariana Islands, New Caledonia, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu, provided returning to their country of citizenship.
  • Passengers are not permitted to transit through New Zealand to China, even if they hold a valid transit visa or NZeTA.
    • This does not apply to passengers travelling from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, or Vanuatu.
  • Passengers from Australia must book a red flight to return to New Zealand and book a space in Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ).

Vaccination requirements

  • Passengers aged 18 and older must hold proof that they were fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with a full course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • New Zealand nationals;
    • Passengers aged under 17 years;
    • Passengers who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, provided they hold an electronic or paper evidence from a medical practitioner;
    • Refugees;
    • Nationals of Afghanistan who have been evacuated;
    • Passengers travelling under the Recognised Seasonal Worker (RSE) scheme from Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga or the Solomon Islands; or
    • Passengers travelling from Ukraine if their travel to New Zealand is their first trip as a holder of a visa granted under the 2022 Special Ukraine Visa Policy, or if they are or were ordinarily resident in Ukraine at any point on or after 1 January 2022 (provided they meet Immigration New Zealand’s requirements).

Form requirements

  • Passengers must submit a New Zealand Traveller Declaration within 28 days prior to travel and must also upload the pre-departure test result within 24 to 48 hours prior to departure. Passengers will receive a Traveller Pass with a QR code via email and must hold a printed or digital copy and present it on departure and on arrival.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers: 
    • Passengers who are medevaced to New Zealand;
    • Passengers rescued at sea; or
    • Passengers travelling with an aircraft that lands in New Zealand due to an emergency.

Test requirements

  • Passengers aged 2 years and older must hold a negative result from either a supervised rapid antigen test or a supervised LAMP test obtained within 24 hours prior to departure, or a PCR test obtained within 48 hours prior to departure. Passengers in transit for more than 72 hours must take a test prior to their departure to New Zealand.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Passengers travelling from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, or Vanuatu;
    • Passengers who cannot take a Covid-19 test due to medical reasons, provided they hold a certificate issued within 72 hours prior to departure;
    • Refugees arriving to New Zealand for the first time;
    • Nationals of Afghanistan arriving in New Zealand before 12 December 2022; or
    • Passengers travelling from Ukraine if their travel to New Zealand is their first trip as a holder of a visa granted under the 2022 Special Ukraine Visa Policy, or if they are or were ordinarily resident in Ukraine at any point on or after 1 January 2022 (provided they meet Immigration New Zealand’s requirements).
  • Passengers must upload their test result to the New Zealand Traveller Declaration.

Quarantine requirements

  • Passengers travelling from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, or Vanuatu must take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on arrival and quarantine for 7 days. They must also take a second RAT test on day 5.

  • Quarantine is not required for the following passengers, provided they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19:
    • Skilled workers eligible for 'critical worker' border exception;
    • Passengers travelling on a working holiday scheme;
    • Nationals and residents of New Zealand;
    • Nationals and residents of Australia;
    • Passengers who hold a temporary work visa or a student visa.
    • Passengers travelling from countries who do not need a visa (visa waiver visitors);
    • Passengers who hold a valid visitor visa.

  • Passengers travelling from Australia must take a rapid antigen test day 0/1 and a second test on day 5/6. If the test result is positive, passengers must isolate for 7 days.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19:
    • Nationals and residents of New Zealand;
    • Skilled workers eligible for 'critical worker' border exception;
    • Passengers travelling on a working holiday scheme.;
    • Nationals and residents of Australia;
    • Passengers who hold a temporary work visa or a student visa.
    • Passengers travelling from countries who do not need a visa (visa waiver visitors);
    • Passengers who hold a valid visitor visa.
  • For further information on testing, please see self-test on arrival.