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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For New Zealand
Data Last Updated: December 12, 2020

General Information

Very Limited Access

New Zealand has implemented very strict travel restrictions, no foreign travellers are allowed at this time.

Residents of New Zealand territories (Niue, Tokelau, Cook Islands) are able to enter. Australians with residency in New Zealand are also able to enter.

Returning residents from any other area are subject to a mandatory controlled 14 day quarantine.

New Zealand - Ministry of Health

The borders of New Zealand have reopened for visitors, but will only allow the entry of travelers coming from the Cook Islands. There’s no need to submit a Covid-19 test or undergo quarantine on arrival but they must show proof that they have stayed in the Cook Islands in the past 14 days. 

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

New Zealand authorities have extended restrictions nationwide through at least Sept. 21 amid ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) activity linked to a cluster in Auckland. Level-2 restrictions will continue across the country, requiring all residents to wear protective face coverings on public transport and limiting gatherings to a maximum of 100 people.

Residents are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible; nonessential gatherings are banned, and weddings and funerals are limited to 10 people.

Nonessential businesses are operating, provided they adhere to social-distancing requirements, and public transport has resumed. Authorities are mandating 1.5-meter (5-foot) social distancing between people from different households; face masks are mandatory on public transport and inside stores; the government strongly advises their use in other public places. Public gatherings are limited to 300 people in closed spaces and 500 people in open spaces.

All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice in response to government reviews and may receive updates or extensions in the coming days.

Airlines & Transport

The government has agreed with national carrier Air New Zealand (NZ) to limit new bookings for returning residents through at least July 28 and is reportedly working with other airlines to reduce passenger volume. 

Authorities will allow passengers with booked flights to enter the country, provided there is available capacity; however, airlines could rebook some passengers.​   Borders remain closed for all countries until further notice.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

Select Country of Residence
Open to Tourists From:

3 Countries

Cook Islands

Niue

Tokelau

Not Allowing Tourists From:

240 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Andorra

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

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Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

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Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Christmas Island

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Colombia

Comoros

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of Congo

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

Finland

France

French Guiana

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Gabon

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Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

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Greenland

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Hong Kong

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India

Indonesia

Iran

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Jersey

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Laos

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Libya

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Lithuania

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Macao

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

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Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

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Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

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Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Korea

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Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

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Uganda

Ukraine

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United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Information for Non-Tourists

New Zealand has instituted a quarantine fee structure for inbound travelers as of Aug. 11. Under the program, most travelers allowed into the country will have to pay NZD 3,100 (USD 2,050) for the first person and NZD 950 (USD 628) for each additional adult and NZD 475 (USD 314) per additional child. 

Officials do not charge for children under three years of age if they are staying with another person. New Zealand citizens, residence visa holders, and Australian citizens and permanent residents who typically reside in New Zealand are exempt from costs, provided they departed before Aug. 11 and intend to stay in the country longer than 90 days upon their return.

Temporary visa holders are also exempt from fees if they were residents in New Zealand as of March 19 and were outside the country before that date. Companies can cover the quarantine costs for inbound critical workers.

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