COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

Melbourne community case
See our latest media release and Quarantine-free travel: Contact tracing locations of interest.
See also the Section 70 order.

Travel from very high risk countries
The Government has created a new ‘very high risk country’ category that will reduce the risk of high numbers of infected people flying to New Zealand. See the Travel from very high risk countries section for more information.

Quarantine-free travel with the Cook Islands and Australia
Separate quarantine-free travel arrangements are now in place with the Cook Islands and Australia. See the Advice for travellers page for more information.

Case numbers
As at 14 May 2021 there are 18 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 vaccines for everyone in New Zealand. Find out about our rollout plan and when you'll get a vaccine.

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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