Plan your travel to New Zealand

New Zealand’s borders are currently closed to almost all travellers to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Arrivals are required to undergo either managed isolation or quarantine for at least 14 days.

Borders are closed

You have a legal right to come home if you are:

  • a New Zealand citizen
  • a New Zealand resident with valid travel conditions.

There are a small number of limited exceptions to the border closure for visa holders.

Border closures and exceptions(external link) — Immigration New Zealand

Information and guidance for the maritime sector(external link) — Ministry of Health

Leaving New Zealand(external link) —

Plan your transit through New Zealand

If you are transiting, you must meet the transit requirements for New Zealand for the passport you are travelling on. You might need to enter managed isolation or quarantine while in New Zealand.

Information for transit passengers(external link) — Immigration New Zealand

Last updated: 27 August 2020