COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

Anyone who has cold or flu symptoms should get a test and stay home until you have a negative test result.

Case numbers
As at 9 am 20 January 2021 there are 76 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See our Current cases page and the latest News and media updates.

Alert Levels
All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. Find out more on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Pre-departure testing requirements
See the latest current information on pre-departure testing requirements for all passengers from the United Kingdom and United States landing in New Zealand after 11.59pm (NZT) on 15 January 2021.

Make summer unstoppable
Look after yourself and your whānau this summer:

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’re getting prepared so we can access safe and effective vaccines at the earliest possible time.

Find out more

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

Latest updates

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

12 January

8 January

30 December

24 December

23 December: 

22 December:

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