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
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 after 11.59pm (NZT), Monday 25 January, except those from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before departing for New Zealand.
Travellers from the UK and USA are already required to have a negative pre-departure test 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