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 on 23 July 2021 because of the worsening COVID-19 situation there. The suspension will continue for at least 8 weeks and be reviewed in September.
If you're in Australia, you will only be able to travel back on a managed return flight. These will be available later in August. You will need to book a space in 14 days of managed isolation prior to travelling to New Zealand.
More detailed information about the suspension of quarantine-free travel with Australia can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
All of New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1.