Country`s borders status
Borders are closed. There are few exceptions however.
These passengers are allowed to enter:
- citizens of New Zealand;
- permanent residents of New Zealand
- 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.
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 test result. The result must be issued no more than 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
The following tests are accepted: atigene, LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR, TMA.
This passengers doesn’t need such test result:
- if arriving from Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, 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 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
- holders of diplomatic visas.
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.
Passengers who have been in the past 14 days in Brazil, India, Paskitan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia are barred from entry.
This rule doesn’t applies to:
- citizens of New Zealand;
- partner or dependent child of a citizen of New Zealand;
- parent of a dependent child who is a citizen of New Zealand.
Those who are arriving from one of abovementioned countries must have a negative RT-PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the first international embarkation point. It must be issued by one of the approved laboratories.
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 will be quarantined for 14 days. The rule doesn’t apply to passengers traveling via New Zealand.