New Zealand

Borders are closed. There are few exceptions however.

These passengers are allowed to enter:

  • citizens of New Zealand;
  • permanent residents of New Zealand;
  • holders of a Resident Visa applied for on or before 30 November 2021. They must be arriving in New Zealand for the first time as the holder of that visa;
  • holders of a Resident Visa applied for on or after 1 December 2021 and issued under the 2021 Resident Visa Category;
  • partners or children of citizens and residents of New Zealand;
  • holders of visa who have been granted an exemption;
  • passengers arriving from Niue or Cook Islands if in the past 14 days they have only been in those countries.

Every passenger older than 17 years (except for citizens of New Zealand and holders of a medical certificate of contraindication) must have a vaccination certificate. It must state that the final dose of vaccine was received no less than 14 days before arrival. They must register certificate via Managed Isolation Allocation System.

Passengers arriving from Niue or Cook Islands must complete a health declaration before the departure. It can be obtained online.

Arriving passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test result. The result must be issued no more than 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
These passengers don’t need such test result:

  • if arriving from Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu;
  • children younger 2 years;
  • holders of certificate stating they are not infected with covid. The certificate must have been issued no more than 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
  • holders of a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point and a medical certificate stating that they are not contagious.

New Zealand requires passengers to confirm that they are accommodated in the facility where they will be isolated.
This rule doesn’t apply to those arriving from Niue or Cook Islands and who have been in the past 14 days only in the country they are arriving from or New Zealand. More info here.

Until 16 January 2022, passengers arriving from Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, France, Gabon, Gambia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Korea (Dem. People’s Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Moldova (Rep.), Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Wallis and Futuna Isl., Yemen or Zambia must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first international embarkation point; or
  • a negative COVID-19 antigen or LAMP test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first international embarkation point.

This rule does not apply to:

  • children under 2;
  • holders of a medical certificate stating they are not infected with covid. The certificate must be issued at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
  • holders of a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point and a medical certificate stating that they are not contagious.

Auckland (AKL) is the only airport opened for transit at the moment. The maximum length of stopover is 24 hours.
Passengers who have been in India in the past 14 days are barred from entry and transit.
Passengers are prohibited from transit to China via New Zealand.

These passengers are allowed to transit to China:

  • Chineese citizens if arriving from Niue, Tonga, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa.

Passengers are barred from transit in case they are arriving from Australia, Niue or Cook Islands and transiting to Australia, Niue or Cook Islands.


Transit through New Zealand is closed.
However, these passengers are allowed to transit:

  • citizens of Australia and New Zealand;
  • residents of new Zealand;
  • passengers with valid transit visa, issued by New Zealand;
  • holders of New Zealand Travel Authority (NZeTA);

Those who transiting to Australia from New Zealand must have onward ticket for red corridor flight 14 days in advance.

Arriving passengers shall be quarantined for 14 days.They must have a voucher for the location of their isolation. The voucher can be obtained here. The rule doesn’t apply to passengers traveling via New Zealand.

These passengers doesn’t need a confirmation for their allocation during quarantine:

  • those arriving from Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu if in the past 14 days they have only been in these territories or in New Zealand.

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