Can I go to NZ from Australia?

The NZ border is currently closed to most travellers, specifically non-citizens. The border will likely open to most other visa-waiver countries on 1 May 2022. To find out if you qualify to apply for entry, you will need to visit Immigration New Zealand’s COVID-19 website.

Are NZ borders open to Australia?

New Zealand has finally lifted border restrictions and quarantine requirements for Australians entering the country for the first time since the trans-Tasman bubble was paused in July.

Do you need a Covid test to enter New Zealand?

Most travellers must have a negative COVID-19 test to enter New Zealand.

When can Aussies enter NZ?

Vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents can now enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival. From 11:59pm 1 May 2022, vaccinated visitors from visa waiver countries, and visitors from other countries who already hold a valid visitor visa can enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival.

When NZ will open borders?

New Zealand’s borders are reopening throughout 2022. Find out when travellers can enter New Zealand.

Are PCR tests still required?

People with a positive lateral flow test no longer required to take confirmatory PCR test. From 11 January, most people with a positive lateral flow test do not need to take a confirmatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to confirm they have COVID-19.

Can residents return to NZ?

Who can travel to New Zealand now. You can travel to New Zealand now if you are: a New Zealand citizen. a New Zealand permanent resident or resident visa holder.

What additional measures do I need to travel to New Zealand?

Additional measures apply if you meet the conditions to be permitted to enter New Zealand from a country considered to be very high risk. A Managed Isolation Allocation System is in place for people travelling to New Zealand. You’ll need to register on the system as the first step to securing your place in managed isolation.

How safe is New Zealand for travel?

Crime rates in New Zealand are similar to those in Australia. Thieves often target valuables left in cars and campervans. Protests are generally peaceful. However, public protests and events that draw large groups of people can turn violent. Follow the advice of local authorities.

What are the rules for foreign vessels in New Zealand?

Any foreign vessels, or vessels with foreign crew, must be approved to arrive in New Zealand through an exemption process authorised by the Ministry of Health. Exceptions remain for cargo ships, fishing vessels, and those with humanitarian reasons, or other compelling needs, to arrive in New Zealand.

How should I prepare for a trip to New Zealand?

Take extra care if you’re climbing, hiking or in a remote area. See Travel Parts of New Zealand experience bushfires in hot, dry conditions. If there’s a bushfire, follow local advice. Get comprehensive travel insurance before you leave. Be prepared that travel insurance may not cover COVID-19-related claims.