Know what to expect while travelling and follow some simple guidelines to stay safe in New Zealand.
Before planning your travel to New Zealand, make sure you are eligible for travel, meet the visa requirements and have taken the right steps.
Travellers arriving into New Zealand international airports now have the option to complete a digital declaration(opens in new window) instead of a paper arrival declaration, before travelling to New Zealand.
COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for all travellers arriving in the country, including air crew, are no longer required.
However, all travellers are strongly encouraged to remain up to date with their vaccinations before travelling to New Zealand. Vaccination remains a significant tool for preventing infection, reducing COVID-19 symptoms and severe illness.
To enter New Zealand, travellers no longer need to get a pre-departure test.
For peace of mind during your trip in New Zealand, you may also want to consider medical and travel insurance.
Travellers entering New Zealand will be given a free pack of rapid antigen tests (RATs), with instructions, at the airport.
It is encouraged to take the test on the day of or the day after your arrival and the fifth or sixth day from your arrival date.
With COVID-19 case numbers falling, a highly vaccinated population, and increased access to antiviral medicines to treat COVID-19, New Zealand has removed most COVID-19 restrictions. It is still recommended to practice healthy habits when travelling around New Zealand.
Practice healthy habits
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