NZ COVID Tracer app

The NZ COVID Tracer app is a private, easy way to keep track of where you’ve been. It’s one thing we can all do to help contact tracing go faster when a case of COVID-19 is detected and stop the virus from spreading.

Some of the information in this section has moved to Work with us: integrating with the Ministry’s contact tracing APIs on Te Whatu Ora’s website.

Download the NZ COVID Tracer app

NZ COVID Tracer is a Ministry of Health app. Your data is private and you are in control.

You can download NZ COVID Tracer from the Apple App Store or from Google Play. You don’t need a New Zealand phone or a New Zealand Apple or Google account. You can download it from anywhere in the world.

Download on the Apple app store               Download on the Google play app store

Latest features – December 2021

We’ve made some improvements to the NZ Covid Tracer app.

Version 6. 1.0 includes new features to help you import and export your diary entries, share your diary entries to another device, and store backups of your diary on your smartphone.

Make sure you are using the latest version of the New Zealand Covid Tracer app from the Apple App store or Google Play store.

Save and upload your diary entries

You can now export your digital diary and transfer it to another device or save a backup.

This feature is useful if you get a new smartphone and want to transfer your digital diary.

Export your diary entries

Navigate to your diary.

In the top right of the screen select “Manage” or “Options”.

Select “Export this diary”.

To save a backup of your diary on your phone, save to a secure cloud storage location such as iCloud, Files, Google Drive or Dropbox.

Importing your diary entries

Open the NZ COVID Tracer app and navigate to your diary.

In the top right of the screen select “Manage” or “Options”.

Select “Import another diary”.

Upload your Diary Entry file from the cloud storage location you saved the file in, such as iCloud, Files, Google Drive or Dropbox.

The green notification will tell you that you have successfully imported and merged your diary on your new device.

You will now be able to view your diary entries on your new device.

Need help?

If you are having any problems visit health.govtnz/nz-covid-tracer

You can find the latest update on the Apple App store or the Google Play Store.

Carry on the great work keeping your diary up to date!

In this section

  • How to get started with each of NZ COVID Tracer’s main functions. Read more
  • The app is designed to make it easy for you to keep a record of where you’ve been and to protect your privacy and keep your data safe. When you use NZ COVID Tracer, your digital diary and Bluetooth tracing data is kept on your phone.  Read more
  • NZ COVID Tracer is a Ministry of Health app designed to make it easy to keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve been with. Being able to access this information quickly makes it faster to trace contacts and send alerts in the event of a positive case of COVID-19 and stop the virus from spreading. Read more
  • Contact us if you need help with the NZ COVID Tracer app. Read more
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