Plan your travel to New Zealand
New Zealand’s borders are currently closed to almost all travellers to help keep New Zealand safe. Arrivals are required to complete managed isolation for 7 days followed by self-isolation in the community until a negative day 9 test result is received.
From 14 November 2021, the managed isolation period for international arrivals into New Zealand will reduce from 14 days to 7 days, followed by isolation at home until the result of a day 9 test has been received.
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
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.
If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination, you'll still need to secure a voucher and complete 7 days in New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine facilities.
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.
Before you travel
Take steps to reduce your chance of getting COVID-19 before you travel, and find out how to plan your stay in managed isolation or quarantine (MIQ).
Quarantine-free travel to New Zealand
Travellers from a small number of countries won’t need to enter managed isolation.
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.
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.