COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

Quarantine-free travel with Australia: 21 June update
Anyone in New Zealand who was at the Westfield Bondi Junction mall in Sydney on 12 or 13 June at the relevant times should contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453, get tested immediately and stay at home until they get a negative test result. 

People who have been in Sydney since 11 June are urged to check additional locations of interest in the Sydney area, including trains and bus routes, and follow health advice.

If you have been in Brisbane Airport DFO on the afternoon of the 19 June, please follow health advice. See today’s media release for more information.

If you have been at a location of interest at the specified times in New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria or Queensland you MUST NOT travel to New Zealand. If you are now in New Zealand, you should contact Healthline, isolate and get a test.

Detailed advice for travellers is available at: Quarantine-free travel: Contact tracing locations of interest

Quarantine-free travel between the state of Victoria and New Zealand has been paused until 11.59 pm on Tuesday 22 June.

Find out if you can travel to New Zealand, and information about the return green flights from Melbourne, on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Case numbers
As at 21 June 2021 there are 23 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See our Current cases page and the latest News and media updates.

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

  • You are legally required to wear a face mask or covering on all public transport and flights throughout New Zealand.
  • For more information about Alert Levels, see the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

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. Find your local testing facility on the Healthpoint website.

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.

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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