New Zealand and COVID-19 (updated 8 April 2021)
December to March
The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all travellers to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you just want to spend your vacation in New Zealand, you will not be able to do so as of this moment, unless you arrive from Australia by air after 19 April 2021, where you have spent the previous 14 days. You can find more information for travellers from Australia here. Read more about who can come to New Zealand without requesting to travel.
Except for travellers from Australia after 19 April 2021 who meet the above criteria, if allowed to enter New Zealand, travellers from all countries are tested for COVID-19 and a 14-day managed isolation and quarantine is mandatory. You must obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming your place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight. Please note that you will most probably need to contribute to the costs of your managed isolation.
Moreover, travellers arriving from all destinations except Australia, Antarctica and some Pacific islands are now required to test negative for COVID-19 before departing for New Zealand. Find more information here.
Well, it is quite clear that we won’t make it to New Zealand this season, but neither will we forever be looking at the world through a window. And when the time is right to explore again or if you count yourself among those lucky ones who can travel to New Zealand, your itinerary is ready.