All travellers to New Zealand (except those from exempt locations) are required to have a COVID-19 test taken and a negative result returned ahead of their first scheduled international flight.
Changes to pre-departure testing requirements
From Friday 7 January 2022, most travellers to New Zealand must have a negative PCR or RT-PCR test within 48 hours of their scheduled departure of their first international flight.
This is a change from the current requirement for travellers who must provide a negative pre-departure test within 72 hours of departure.
You will need to have had both your COVID-19 sample taken and your result returned within 48 hours to board your flight to New Zealand.
More information about pre-departure testing requirements(external link) — Unite against COVID-19