Information for people travelling or recently entering New Zealand.
This page was last updated on 9 April 2020.
Check the SafeTravel website for the latest advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Travellers transiting through New Zealand
Information for travellers who will transit through New Zealand en route to other countries is available on the Immigration New Zealand website.
Travellers arriving from any country
The Government has announced temporary restrictions on travellers arriving in New Zealand as a precautionary measure to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
The restrictions prevent foreign nationals travelling from any country from entering New Zealand. See Border controls for more information.
People who are exempt from the temporary restrictions are:
- New Zealand citizens (including those from the three Countries of the Realm: Tokelau, Niue and the Cook Islands), permanent residents and their immediate family
- Australian citizens and permanent residents whose primary place of established residence is New Zealand
- air crews who have been using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Every traveller, including those listed above, arriving into New Zealand on a flight which departs from another country after 23:59 on 9 April must go into one of two facilities for a minimum of 14 days.
If you become unwell after arriving in New Zealand
Contact Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453 if you begin to feel unwell. The symptoms of COVID-19 are a cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, sneezing and runny nose, and temporary loss of smell.