Travelling around New Zealand

Look for the latest updates on travel restrictions visit the New Zealand Government's COVID-19 website(opens in new window)

Know what to expect and how to safely travel around New Zealand.


Understand our COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system)

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).

Keep track of where you've been

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. 

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

Stay safe by wearing face coverings

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:

  • It is mandatory to wear a face cover on all public transport, including both long-distance buses and trains and transport within cities. Face coverings are also mandatory on all domestic flights. 
  • It is encouraged to wear a face cover in public indoor 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

Look for the COVID Clean Approved logo(opens in new window) 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.

Find more health and safety information