What to bring to New Zealand

What you should, and shouldn’t, bring when you come to New Zealand.

What to bring

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, people who arrive in New Zealand are required to undergo either managed isolation or quarantine for at least 14 days.

We recommend you bring everything you need for daily life:

  • Clothes — around a week’s worth. Each person can have 2 bags of laundry washed during their stay.
  • Toiletries — for example, toothpaste and toothbrush, shaving equipment and sanitary products.
  • New Zealand dollars, if possible.
  • Things to entertain yourself and any children you have with you. Bring any devices that will help pass the time in the hotel room. There will be free TV and Wi-Fi in your room.

You will not be able to leave the facility to go shopping.

You will not be able to go to the shops when you arrive in New Zealand, or while you are in managed isolation or quarantine. In most facilities you will be able to get shopping and food delivered.

What not to bring

New Zealand has strict biosecurity procedures at our borders to prevent the introduction of harmful pests and diseases.

You won’t be able to bring prohibited items into New Zealand. You may be able to bring some restricted items into the country, but only if you have a permit for them, or after they have gone through treatments like fumigation. You must declare these items at the border.

Travelling to New Zealand(external link) — New Zealand Customs Service

Can I bring or post it to New Zealand?(external link) — Ministry for Primary Industries

Last updated: 27 August 2020