New Zealand and COVID-19 (updated Jan. 15, 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. Read more about who can come to New Zealand without requesting to travel.
If allowed to enter New Zealand, travellers from all countries are tested for COVID-19 and a 14-day managed quarantine or isolation 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 from the United Kingdom or the United States of America are now required to test negative for COVID-19 before departing for New Zealand. Pre-departure testing will soon be required for travellers arriving from all destinations except Australia, Antarctica and some Pacific islands. 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, your itinerary is ready.