Covid Entry Check: New Zealand Travel Restrictions

This New Zealand dashboard provides you with information on travel restrictions, quarantine on entry, Covid-19 cases, entry requirements and green lane updates.

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  • Up to 10 Days
Last reviewed on 27 May 2022, 06:05AM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
-22.43% (last 7 days)
-34.04% (last 7 days)

Can you enter?

Entry is restricted to Citizens and PRs, Spouse & Children of Citizens/PRs, Other Residents (pass holders), the following travellers may also enter:
• Travellers who have a visa and have been granted an exemption before departure; details can be found at
• Nationals or permanent residents of Australia residing in New Zealand
• Travellers with 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;
• Travellers with a Resident Visa applied for on or after 1 December 2021 and issued under the 2021 Resident Visa Category;

Other important information:
• Transit is not allowed to Australia, Cook Isl. or Niue if they are arriving from Australia, Cook Isl. or Niue.
• Transit to China is only allowed for Chinese nationals arriving from Cook Isl., Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tonga or Vanuatu.
• Transit is only allowed at Auckland (AKL) for maximum 24 hours.
• Travellers transiting through New Zealand to Australia must have a confirmed onward ticket on a red zone flight within 14 days.
• Travellers must have a voucher confirming their allocation to a place in managed isolation except for travellers arriving from and have only been in Australia(excluding New South Wales), Cook Isl. and Niue.
• Travellers must have a COVID•19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. They must register the vaccination in the Managed Isolation Allocation System.

What to expect in New Zealand?

📝 Before your trip

You are required to complete a pre-arrival form.
Form Details:
Travellers arriving from Australia, Cook Isl. or Niue must complete a health declaration before check-in. The declaration can be obtained at or

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You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a negative PCR test from an accepted establishment.
Your Certificate must be within 3 days of your arrival.
Testing Details:
Travellers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first international embarkation point. Tests accepted are: antigen, LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR and TMA tests. More details can be found at Authorities will reduce a self-isolation period for those who locally acquired COVID-19 cases and their household contacts from 10 to seven days from 12 March. Household contacts must take rapid antigen tests on Days 3 and 7 during their isolation period and in case they become symptomatic. If their results are positive, they must undergo isolation for seven days from the test result day. As of 22 March, inbound travellers to Niue are now required to present a negative PCR test result no older than 48 hours, rather than 72 hours, followed by a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) at Niue Airport (IUE/NIUE) upon arrival, after multiple positive cases were discovered on an Air New Zealand flight on 21 Marc

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🛬 On Arrival

On Arrival you will be required to complete a test for Covid, with the cost borne by the traveller. For more information:

😷 Quarantine details

General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 10days; Quarantine served at a dedicated facility (costs borne by traveller) (special arrangement may apply due to GreenLanes). For more information:

🛂 Travel restrictions

There are routes that have Green Lanes with fewer restrictions, see below.
There are no routes that have greater restrictions at this time.

✅ Greenlane Agreement
Other GreenLanes are available from
Cook Islands, Niue