New Zealand Entrance Requirements

On this page you will find the requirements for air travel in New Zealand. Information on how to get to New Zealand by sea can be found on the Maritime Boundary website. In accordance with New Zealand requirements, people must wear a face covering when travelling to an essential service, including public transport and flights, pharmacies, supermarkets and petrol stations. The government encourages everyone to wear a face covering when you leave your home and if you are unable to keep a two-metre distance. For detailed information on the New Zealand government`s response to COVID-19, see Airlines must refuse carriage to passengers who do not meet these requirements. Check the New Zealand government`s entry requirements for the most up-to-date information. Or visit our International Travel Requirements page to check entry and transit requirements for the country/region you are returning to. Since November 1, the New Zealand government has required all non-New Zealand citizens aged 17 and over travelling to the country to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the New Zealand government, a full cycle of one of the 22 COVID-19 vaccines approved by a government or regulatory body, with the last dose at least 14 days before arrival, is acceptable at this stage. This requirement does not apply to New Zealand citizens, children under the age of 17 and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.

For more information on these new requirements, visit the New Zealand government`s COVID-19 page. Before traveling abroad, we recommend that you check the requirements of the country you are traveling to. Check: You should check the New Zealand government`s COVID-19 quarantine rules before you travel and while in Australia. If your travel plans are disrupted, you should contact your airline. See below for additional resources on the new travel requirements: Check out the New Zealand government`s transit requirements for the most up-to-date information. The New Zealand authorities establish and enforce the rules of entry. For more information, please contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you are visiting. You should also consider checking with your transportation or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements. While Auckland is below the red level, the U.S. Consulate General in Auckland will operate in accordance with public facility requirements, including capacity limits based on a distance of one meter and mandatory face coverings. In red, the Consulate General will be open to a limited extent for certain services to citizens, including passports and consular reports of birth abroad. The Consulate General has provided emergency services to citizens under all alert levels and will continue to do so.

If you are airside while in New Zealand, you will not need to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure (although you may need to be tested according to the requirements of your destination country). In addition, many airlines require passengers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before boarding an international flight. Air New Zealand has announced that from 1 February 2022, all passengers aged 18 and over travelling overseas on an Air New Zealand aircraft will be fully vaccinated. Please note that boarding requirements vary from airline to airline. Please check directly with your airline for specific boarding requirements prior to travel. All codeine-containing products are classified as prescription drugs (a controlled drug). Codeine is found in many painkillers. You can import controlled drugs for personal use as long as you declare them to customs when you arrive in New Zealand and prove that they were legally supplied for treatment by yourself or someone in your care. For more information on these requirements, please visit the New Zealand Customs website When entering New Zealand from a quarantine-free travel zone, the normal visa requirements remain in effect.

If you hold a temporary visa to New Zealand, be aware that you must comply with New Zealand immigration requirements to return to New Zealand. This means that you will need a multiple-entry visa that grants permission to leave and return to New Zealand as long as all entry requirements are met. There are no pre-departure COVID-19 tests or vaccination requirements to enter New Zealand, however, airlines may require proof of vaccination or other requirements to travel on board their aircraft. *Effective September 12 at 11:59 p.m., all mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for travellers have been lifted. U.S. citizens in countries where adequate COVID-19 testing is not available or may not be able to meet the requirements should leave the country immediately or prepare not to return to the United States until they can meet the requirements. The New Zealand government requires all non-New Zealand citizens aged 17 and over entering the country to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please visit the Consulate General`s COVID-19 page for more information on entry/exit requirements related to COVID-19 in New Zealand. Currently, entry is extremely limited for foreigners. The following information may not be accurate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instructions on how to request exemptions from border restrictions can be found on the COVID-19 page. Check COVID-19 testing and vaccination requirements for the marine sector: Be patient and have your passport, completed arrival card and traveller`s card ready to be presented at customs upon disembarkation.

Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illicit drugs in New Zealand are severe, and convicted offenders face long prison sentences and heavy fines. To make sure you`re ready, here`s some information for your trip or return to New Zealand. Border cash flow ratio required for New Zealand dollar (NZD) of $10,000 or more in cash or foreign equivalent. New Zealand`s immigration rules are strict, especially when it comes to employment. Visitors cannot work in New Zealand. Before travelling, check the COVID-19 website for clues about: Do not leave passports or other valuables in unattended vehicles. Travellers to New Zealand are required by law to have a voucher confirming their place in managed isolation (MIQ) before flying to New Zealand. Before booking your flights, you must have a confirmed managed insulation voucher. There is a 4-step process to obtain a managed segregation assignment voucher using a virtual lobbying process.

For the step-by-step process, see Secure your place in managed isolation. The maritime border is now open and eligible travellers can enter New Zealand by sea. Internet romance and financial fraud are prevalent in New Zealand. Scams are often triggered by internet postings or profiles or by unsolicited emails and letters. Scammers almost always pose as U.S. citizens who have no one to turn to for help. Common scams include: violent crime against tourists is rare; However, if you are traveling alone, you should be very vigilant and avoid isolated areas. Adventure sports: Injuries and fatalities can result from participating in extreme adventure sports such as bungee jumping, skydiving, hiking, abseiling, rock climbing, motorcycling, and kayaking. Be careful and sensible when engaging in these activities. Make sure you have travel health insurance and that it covers your sport. New Zealand is now in the red and orange settings.

Traffic lights (COVID-19 protective framework) protect Aotearoa New Zealand from COVID-19 while giving more freedom to vaccinated people. All flight arrivals entering the country must complete a New Zealand Travel Declaration and obtain a ticket. Your ticket is linked to your passport and allows you to use the electronic gates after landing. Alternatively, your subscription can be printed or saved on your mobile device. COVID-19 vaccines and tests for symptomatic individuals are provided free of charge to everyone in New Zealand (with the exception of pre-departure testing for overseas travel).