COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

Quarantine-free travel with Australia is suspended

Quarantine-free travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand was suspended on 23 July 2021 because of the worsening COVID-19 situation there. The suspension will continue for at least 8 weeks and be reviewed in September. 

If you're in Australia, you will only be able to travel back on a managed return flight. These will be available later in August. You will need to book a space in 14 days of managed isolation prior to travelling to New Zealand.    

More detailed information about the suspension of quarantine-free travel with Australia can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website

Case numbers

As at 4 August 2021 there are 29 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See our Current cases page and the latest News and media updates.

Alert levels

All of New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1.

COVID-19 vaccines

We've secured enough COVID-19 vaccines for everyone in New Zealand.

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



Latest updates

Our advice is under active review and is updated regularly. The latest updates include the following changes to the website.

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