3-step process announced today

Published: 24 November 2021

The Minister for COVID-19 Response today announced a 3-step process, starting in mid-January, to enable travellers to enter New Zealand without having to stay at MIQ.

When vaccinated travellers can enter New Zealand without going into MIQ:   

  • Step 1 – New Zealanders and other currently eligible travellers from Australia from 11.59 pm Sunday 16 January 2022
  • Step 2 – New Zealanders and other currently eligible travellers from anywhere else (apart from very high-risk countries) from 11.59pm Sunday 13 February 2022; and
  • Step 3 – Fully vaccinated foreign nationals (possibly staged by visa category) from 30 April 2022 onwards.

We are working through the operational detail and will provide more information for voucher holders in December.

Read the full announcement on the Beehive website:

Reconnecting New Zealand – the next steps(external link) — beehive.govt.nz