New Zealand Border Rules

Border rules and quarantine-free travel bubbles, including eligibility criteria, can change quickly. Travelers should check the condition of travel bubbles without quarantine and be prepared for disruptions to their plans if these travel bubbles are suspended or suspended. This page reflects the UK Government`s understanding of the current rules for people travelling with a full UK citizen`s passport for the most common types of travel. New Zealand`s air border is completely open. Find out what you need to do to enter New Zealand by air. You may be able to travel to New Zealand while the border is closed if you have an essential travel purpose. The criteria can be found on the Immigration New Zealand website. The website also contains information on how to request a trip to New Zealand. The CDC and Interagency are working to develop the orders and guidelines to implement this new travel policy, and those details — for airlines, air passengers, and people coming to the land border — will be available well in advance of Nov. 8 to understand what is needed to ensure compliance. The Department will provide more information on travel.state.gov as it becomes available. From 1 November 2021, all non-citizens aged 17 and over entering New Zealand, including New Zealand permanent residents and temporary visa holders, must be fully vaccinated.

This means that travellers must have received a full cycle of one of the 28 COVID-19 vaccines approved by a foreign government or regulatory body and accepted by New Zealand. You must have received the last dose at least 14 days before your arrival in New Zealand. From 7 January 2022, even if you are fully vaccinated, you must have a negative PCR or RT-PCR test result within 48 hours of departure and spend time in managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ), unless you are exempt under New Zealand regulations. The international border is open and eligible travelers can now apply for a visa. Providing a voucher for managed isolation does not guarantee entry into New Zealand. You must first ensure that you are eligible to enter the country under New Zealand`s border restrictions. Emergency assignment requests are for limited situations requiring urgent travel to New Zealand within the next 14 days. To apply for an emergency removal, you must be legally allowed to enter New Zealand under current border conditions. For more information, see About Emergency Assignment Requirements on the Manage Isolation and Quarantine website. To enter New Zealand from a safe zone in Australia, travelers must hold a visa or NZeTA, normal immigration rules apply, see INZ for more information on the criteria. The maritime border is now open and eligible travellers can enter New Zealand by sea. The international border is now open.

Applications for student, visitor and work visas are possible. Immigration New Zealand reimburses application fees and fees for temporary visa applications that could not be processed due to New Zealand border restrictions. New Zealand`s immigration rules are strict, especially when it comes to employment. Visitors cannot work in New Zealand. New Zealand`s borders are open. To learn more about travelling to New Zealand, visit the COVID-19 International Travel website. 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. New Zealand has very strict biosecurity regulations. It is illegal to import most foods (meat and meat products, honey, fruit, dairy products), and those who violate these rules will be subject to severe penalties. Be careful when importing wood products, golf clubs, shoes, tents, fishing equipment and animal skin items. The Immigration Department arrival card contains all the details. If in doubt, declare the items to a Ministry of Agriculture official or dispose of them in one of the containers available at the airport. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in a hefty fine of up to $100,000 or imprisonment. You do not need a visa to enter New Zealand as a visitor for up to 6 months, but you must obtain a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA) before your trip.