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New Zealand travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Exercise normal safety precautions to New Zealand. New Zealand is Unknown restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to New Zealand. New Zealand is part of Oceania with main city at Wellington. Its Developed country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is New Zealand Dollar. The languages spoken are English and Māori.
👍 Developed   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M people

🚨 Travel Advice for New Zealand

Unknown restrictions

for travel
    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
  • This does not apply to:
- nationals of New Zealand;
- permanent residents of New Zealand;
- partner or dependent child of a national or a permanent resident of New Zealand. Their visa must be based on the relationship;
- nationals or permanent residents of Australia residing in New Zealand;
- passengers who have a visa and have been granted an exemption before departure; details can be found at https://www.immigration.govt.nz/formshelp/request-for-travel-to-new-zealand ;
- passengers arriving from Australia, Cook Isl. or Niue if they in the past 14 days have only been in Australia, Cook Isl., New Zealand or Niue.
    1. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through India are not allowed to enter.
      Passengers are not allowed to transit.
  • This does not apply to:
- nationals of Australia and New Zealand;
- residents of New Zealand;
- passengers with a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA);
- passengers with a transit visa issued by New Zealand.
  1. Passengers are not allowed to transit through New Zealand to Australia, Cook Isl. or Niue if they are arriving from Australia, Cook Isl. or Niue.
    Passengers are not allowed to transit through New Zealand to China (People's Rep.).
- This does not apply to nationals of China (People’s Rep.) arriving from Cook Isl., Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tonga or Vanuatu.
- passengers arriving from Antarctica, Australia, Cook Isl., Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Isl., Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu or Wallis and Futuna Isl.;
- passengers younger than 2 years;
- passengers with a medical certificate specifying that the passenger cannot take a test due to medical reasons and does not have COVID-19 symptoms. The certificate must be issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
- passengers with a diplomatic or consular visa;
- passengers who are members of the New Zealand Defence Force;
- passengers arriving from Albania, Belize, Dominica, Kenya, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Montenegro, Myanmar, Slovenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tajikistan or Turkmenistan. They must have a medical certificate issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point and it must confirm that they have no COVID-19 symptoms.
    1. Passengers must have a voucher confirming their allocation to a place in managed isolation.
  • This does not apply to:
- passengers arriving from Australia if they in the past 14 days have only been in Australia or New Zealand;
- passengers arriving from Cook Isl. if they in the past 14 days have only been in Cook Isl. or New Zealand;
- passengers arriving from Niue if they in the past 14 days have only been in New Zealand or Niue.
  1. Passengers arriving from Australia, Cook Isl. or Niue must complete a health declaration before check-in. The declaration can be obtained at https://naumaira.covid19.govt.nz/ or https://border.covid19.govt.nz/.
    Passengers could be subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
    Airline crew not residing in Australia or New Zealand must have:
- a negative COVID-19 test result. Tests accepted are: antigen, LAMP, PCR and RT-PCR tests. The test must have been taken at most 7 days before arrival; or
- a medical certificate issued at most 7 days before arrival. The certificate must confirm that they have no COVID-19 symptoms and they cannot take a COVID-19 test due to particular needs; or
- a medical certificate specifying that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and are not contagious, if they were tested positive at most 7 days before arrival.

Travel restriction details for New Zealand

🚫 Destination Unknown
🛬 Return Unknown
🏖️ Unknown
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for New Zealand

There are Red, Orange & Green Traffic lights.
Red zone means it is not a lockdown, but there are restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.
At Orange, people can continue to do everyday activities. There are restrictions to limit the spread of the virus and protect vulnerable people. But you can go to work, school, gyms, places of worship, restaurants, and many more places.
Most businesses can open with no restrictions on numbers if they choose to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, and only allow people with My Vaccine Pass to enter.
If they choose not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, there will be limits on the number of people who can be in a venue at one time.

🛡️ Travel safety for New Zealand

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our advice for New Zealand. We've lowered the travel advice level. We now advise you exercise normal safety precautions. We now advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in New Zealand.
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