This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.
Quarantine-free travel with Australia is suspended
Quarantine-free travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand was suspended from 11.59pm Friday 23 July 2021 for at least 8 weeks because of the worsening COVID-19 situation there.
There will be are managed return flights for New Zealanders from all states and territories until 11.59pm on 30 July. Passengers require proof of a negative pre-departure test. Additionally, those who have been in New South Wales will still have to go into MIQ for 14 days. And those who have been in Victoria must self-isolate upon return and have a negative Day 3 test.
If you are currently in Australia or have recently returned to New Zealand from Australia, it is important to understand how the suspension of quarantine-free travel affects you. More detailed information can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
All of New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1.