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New Zealand Travel Restrictions

1.3 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
19.18% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 18.52% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter New Zealand.

New Zealand entry details and exceptions

Entry to New Zealand is allowed provided that a traveler is a partner, a dependent child, or a family member of a student or work visa holder; a temporary visa holder; a resident holder; critical health workers including their partner or independent children; students; ship crew and humanitarians. These groups must have a request to travel prior to entry.

Travelers do not need to request for an approval if they are New Zealand citizens and permanent resident visa holders; diplomats who hold a post in New Zealand; Australian citizens or permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand and eligible travelers from the Cook Islands, Niue, and Australia.

Details can be found here.


Outgoing travel to New ZealandTravelling from the United Kingdom to New Zealand

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Children under 2 years of age; travelers from Australia; Antarctica; and most Pacific islands; including the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu; and a person who cannot take a test due to medical reason (must provide a medical certificate stating that a test cannot be taken due to medical reasons but do not have symptoms) are exempt from the test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Australia, Cook Islands and Niue) must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel in New South Wales and Queensland are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from New Zealand

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena), will not be in scope of the regulations. Children under the age of 11 will also not be required to complete pre-departure testing.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from New Zealand are not required to quarantine upon entering the United Kingdom.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 5 days of quarantine at the earliest, travelers can get a PCR or antigen test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Travelers arriving in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland who have been in the Red Listed countries in the last 10 days are required to book and pay for a Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel. On arrival, they must quarantine for 10 days at a government quarantine hotel and take 2 COVID-19 tests during the quarantine. Travelers going to Wales should follow rules from their designated ports of entry in England or Scotland.

People who were vaccinated in the UK do not have to quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for New Zealand

Masks:Required on public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from the United Kingdom can enter New Zealand but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travellers from from the United Kingdom are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travellers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required on public transportation.

  • Open with restrictions

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