COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

Temporary suspension of arrivals from India
A temporary suspension of arrivals from India will take effect at 4 pm on 11 April 2021 until 28 April 2021. See the Advice for exemptions for more information.

Quarantine-free travel from Australia to New Zealand
Quarantine-free travel from Australia to New Zealand began on 19 April 2021. See the Advice for travellers page for more information.

Case numbers
As at 9 am 23 April 2021 there are 32 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 vaccines for everyone in New Zealand. Find out about our rollout plan and when you'll get a vaccine.

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.

23 April

22 April

15 April

14 April

12 April

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