To slow the spread of COVID-19, The New Zealand Government has currently put in place temporary border restrictions.
From 30 April 2022 onwards, New Zealand will begin opening to fully vaccinated foreign visitors.
Before planning your travel to New Zealand, make sure you are eligible for travel and have taken the right steps. Check the latest border opening updates on the link below.
Know what to expect while travelling and follow some simple guidelines to stay safe in New Zealand.
The traffic light system minimises the impact of COVID-19 through 3 settings — Red, Orange and Green.
Travel conditions may apply. Find out what traffic light settings are in place around New Zealand by visiting the official COVID-19 website(opens in new window).
Using the NZ COVID Tracer app(opens in new window) is a fast, easy way of keeping yourself and others safe. Contacting people who might have been exposed to COVID-19 quickly is essential for slowing the spread of the virus.
Download the app and scan QR codes at any place you stay or visit to keep you and others safe.
While around New Zealand, you should try to physically distance yourself in airports or busy transport hubs.
It is also important to know the rules around face coverings for all traffic light settings:
For further information on face-covering requirements for a specific traffic light setting, visit the COVID-19 website(opens in new window).
Look for the COVID Clean Approved logo when booking your trip to identify which tourism businesses have declared they are taking health and hygiene measures to help protect against COVID-19.
The COVID Clean Approved program demonstrates that Qualmark awarded businesses have implemented processes that are in line with guidelines set by the Ministry of Health.