Find out how to stay safe and healthy when the time comes for us to welcome you back to New Zealand.

Look for the latest updates on travel restrictions on our travel alerts page, or visit the New Zealand Government's Covid-19 website. 

Before you travel

New Zealand’s borders are currently closed for visitors from most countries to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Before planning your travel to New Zealand, make sure you are eligible for travel and have taken the right steps.

 

Travelling around New Zealand

Know what to expect while travelling and follow some simple guidelines to stay safe in New Zealand. 

Keep track of where you've been

Using the 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. 

Download on the App Store(opens in new window) | Get if from Google Play(opens in new window)

Look for the COVID Clean Approved logo

Look for the COVID Clean Approved logo when booking your trip for assurance that tourism businesses are equipped with health and hygiene measures to help protect against COVID-19.

The COVID Clean Approved assessment ensures that Qualmark awarded businesses have a robust understanding of protocols and guidelines set by the Ministry of Health, so you can travel with more peace of mind.

Stay safe on planes and public transport

  • Face coverings are legally required on all public transport, including both long-distance buses and trains and transport within cities.
  • Face coverings are also mandatory on all domestic flights. 
  • Wearing a face covering in a rideshare or taxi is recommended, but not legally required. It is required for your driver to wear a face covering. 

Understand our alert levels

New Zealand has a four-tier Covid-19 alert level system. The Covid-19 website explains what to do at different alert levels. 

Even at Alert Level 1, you should practice good hygiene, wash your hands often, and try to physically distance yourself from others where possible.

Find more health and safety information