Data Last Updated: December 12, 2020
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.
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 is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
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
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
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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