Quarantine-free travel - Australia and New Zealand

Quarantine-free travel from Australia to New Zealand will start from 11.59pm, 18 April 2021. If you are not eligible for quarantine-free travel, you are required to go into a managed isolation facility for 14 days on arrival in New Zealand. You therefore need to book a voucher in managed isolation.

Find out if you're eligible

Find out if you're eligible for quarantine-free travel on the Unite Against COVID-19 website and talk to your airline.

Quarantine-free travel from Australia - Unite against COVID-19 website(external link)

Normal immigration rules will apply.

If you're not eligible

If you aren’t eligible for quarantine-free travel from Australia, you need to book a voucher in managed isolation and go into a managed isolation facility for 14 days on arrival in New Zealand.

When you need a voucher for managed isolation

You need a voucher for managed isolation if:

  • you arrive before quarantine-free travel from Australia starts at 11.59pm, 18 April 2021
  • you are not eligible for quarantine-free travel
  • quarantine-free travel is suspended and you are required to go into a managed isolation facility on arrival in New Zealand – go to Unite Against COVID-19 for the latest updates

Note: If you are already in a managed isolation facility when quarantine-free travel from Australia starts at 11.59pm, 18 April 2021 you must complete your 14-day stay.

When you don’t need a voucher

You don’t need a voucher for managed isolation if you are eligible for quarantine-free entry.

If you aren’t sure if you're eligible for quarantine-free travel to New Zealand, we recommend you contact your airline before cancelling your voucher in managed isolation.

When quarantine-free travel is suspended

If you are returning from an Australian state where travel has been suspended, you may be required to go into managed isolation when you arrive in New Zealand. In most instances, you will be required to pay for this stay in a Managed Isolation facility yourself.

Entering MIQ while travelling in New Zealand

If you have travelled to New Zealand on a green flight, and during your time in New Zealand you are required to go into managed isolation and quarantine because you are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case or have tested positive, you will be considered a domestic community case and will not be required to pay for your stay in managed isolation and quarantine.

If you test positive before travelling

During the 14-day period before travel, you must not have had a positive COVID-19 test (or if you have, you have written advice from a health practitioner that you are no longer infectious); and

Travellers must not be awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test that was undertaken during the 14-day period.

More information

Unite Against COVID-19(external link)

Immigration New Zealand(external link)

Last updated: 16 April 2021