COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.

Current situation

Quarantine-free travel with Australia
Following an assessment of the COVID-19 outbreak in greater Melbourne, New Zealand’s pause on Quarantine-Free Travel with Victoria will continue until Thursday 17 June.

There are more locations of interest in Queensland (5–8 June 2021) and New South Wales (1–5 June 2021).  Please note that there are new locations of interest in Victoria since 18 May 2021.

Detailed advice for travellers is available at: Quarantine-free travel: Contact tracing locations of interest

Pre-departure testing has been introduced for some travellers. Note that you must be able to provide a valid PCR testing report at check-in. Find out what you need to do: pre-departure testing.

Find out if you can travel to New Zealand, and information about the return green flights from Melbourne, on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Case numbers
As at 15 June 2021 there are 23 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See our Current cases page and the latest News and media updates.

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

  • You are legally required to wear a face mask or covering on all public transport and flights throughout New Zealand.
  • For more information about Alert Levels, see the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Anyone who has cold or flu symptoms, including muscle aches and fatigue, should get a test and stay home until you have a negative test result. Find your local testing facility on the Healthpoint website.

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.

COVID-19 vaccines

We've secured enough COVID-19 vaccines for everyone in New Zealand. It’s free and available to everyone aged 16 and over.

NZ COVID Tracer app

The official Ministry of Health contact tracing app helps you keep a digital diary of the places you’ve been.

Find out more

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