COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

COVID-19 cases in the community

As at 25 October 2021 there are 1256 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, including 1223 community cases that are being managed.

Anyone who returns a positive COVID-19 test is required to remain isolated or quarantined as directed for 14 days (see Section 70).

See more on our Current cases page and in the latest News and media updates.

Blenheim case

Locations of interest

View the locations of interest and advice on what to do on our contact tracing locations of interest page


View the latest information about COVID-19 testing on the Unite Against COVID-19 website. Find testing locations: in Auckland or nationwide.

New vaccination requirements to enter New Zealand

From 1 November 2021 all non-New Zealand citizen travellers who arrive in New Zealand by the air border will need to be fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated it may be possible to get an exemption in very limited circumstances.  Find out more.

COVID-19 Protection Framework

Read about the new COVID-19 Protection Framework announced on 22 October 2021 on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Alert levels

Auckland and parts of Waikato are at Alert Level 3. 

The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.

Latest updates

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

22 October

18 October

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