COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

Wellington region to move to Alert Level 2
The Wellington region is at Alert Level 2 until 11:59pm on Sunday 27 June. This includes Wellington, Wairarapa and the Kapiti coast extending to north of Otaki.

For information on what to do at Alert Level 2, visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

The rest of New Zealand remains at Alert Level 1

You are legally required to wear a face mask or covering on all public transport and flights throughout New Zealand.

Wellington locations of interest
Contact tracing is urgently underway for an Australian traveller who visited Wellington from Saturday 19 June until Monday 21 June and has tested positive to COVID-19. 

Wellingtonians and recent visitors to Wellington are urged to check the possible exposure sites in Wellington and what to do at the locations of interest page that is being regularly updated. 

Testing
People who have been at these locations of interest at the specified time should immediately isolate at their home or accommodation and call Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice on testing.

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. 

All information about where to get tested is provided on Capital and Coast DHB, Hutt Valley DHB, Wairarapa DHB, and Healthpoint. Read media release on testing.

Quarantine-free travel with Australia
If you have been in NSW or the ACT (since 11 June) or Brisbane (since 19 June), please see detailed advice for travellers at: Quarantine-free travel: Contact tracing locations of interest.

Quarantine-free travel between NSW and New Zealand was paused at 11.59pm (NZT) 22 June for an initial period of 3 days.

To find out if you can travel to New Zealand and for further travel information, see the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Case numbers
As at 23 June 2021 there are 24 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See our Current cases page and the latest News and media updates.

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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