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) — covid19.govt.nz
Travellers from very high risk countries
New measures are being put in place for travellers from very high risk countries.
Travel to New Zealand from very high risk countries is temporarily limited to New Zealand citizens, their partners and/or dependent children, and parent(s) of a dependent child where the child is a New Zealand citizen.
Changes to international arrival procedures at Auckland Airport
When you arrive at Auckland Airport your checked-in baggage will be collected and delivered to your managed isolation facility.
If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination, you'll still need to secure a voucher and complete 14 days in New Zealand’s Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facilities.
Quarantine-free travel to New Zealand
Travellers from a small number of countries won’t need to enter managed isolation.
Pre-departure testing requirements
All travellers arriving in New Zealand, except those from Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, are required to test negative for COVID-19 before departing for New Zealand.
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
Transiting through Australia
People coming to New Zealand who need to go into managed isolation will no longer be able to transit through Australia.