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Do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. This do not travel advisory (level 4 of 4) applies to all destinations except Australia and the Cook Islands....Read more

Do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. This do not travel advisory (level 4 of 4) applies to all destinations except Australia and the Cook Islands....Read more

Exercise increased caution in Australia and the Cook Islands (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel is now available between New Zealand and Australia, and between New Zealand and the Cook Islands....Read more

Exercise increased caution in Australia and the Cook Islands (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel is now available between New Zealand and Australia, and between New Zealand and the Cook Islands....Read more

Quarantine-Free Travel

Posted: 15 June 2021, 15:17 NZST

Quarantine-free travel is now available between New Zealand and Australia, and between New Zealand and the Cook Islands. You can travel between Australia and New Zealand, or the Cook Islands and New Zealand, without having to enter a managed isolation facility in either location. Detailed information about quarantine-free travel is available on the Unite Against Covid-19 website, here. All other normal entry requirements, for example...read more

Restrictions for travellers from 'very high risk' countries

Reviewed: 28 April 2021, 15:12 NZST

The Government has created a new ‘very high risk’ country category that will significantly reduce the number of people with COVID-19 flying to New Zealand. For more information, see the Unite Against COVID-19 website. From 11:59pm (NZT) on 28 April 2021, travellers to New Zealand from these countries will be subject to new restrictions.     The following countries currently meet the threshold of being very high risk: Bra...read more

Myanmar: Security situation

Reviewed: 19 April 2021, 10:25 NZST

New Zealand is monitoring recent developments in Myanmar closely. The Myanmar Military have declared a one-year state of emergency and martial law is in place in areas of Yangon and Mandalay. Phone and internet connections across Myanmar have experienced disruptions. There are also disruptions to basic services, including ATMs and public health, and more may follow. Unless they have a need to remain in Myanmar, we advise New Zeal...read more

COVID-19: Advice for New Zealanders Overseas

Reviewed: 15 February 2021, 09:36 NZDT

New Zealand has a 4-level COVID-19 Alert System. Each Alert Level tells us what measures we need to take in New Zealand. For information about the current New Zealand Alert Level(s), please refer to the New Zealand Government’s Unite Against COVID-19 website. Advice for New Zealanders currently overseas We currently advise that you do not travel overseas at this time. Transport and transit options to return to New Zealand ...read more

United States: 2020 Presidential Elections

Reviewed: 29 January 2021, 09:50 NZDT

The United States presidential election took place on Tuesday 3 November 2020. Political activity including rallies and protest activity has occurred following the election. Further political rallies or protests are anticipated in Washington DC and other state capitals. A strong police and/or National Guard presence can be expected at any further protests. Police measures have, at times, included the use of rubber bullets and/or pepper spray to ...read more

Pre-departure COVID-19 test for all travellers to New Zealand

Updated: 26 January 2021, 10:53 NZDT

The Government requires travellers to New Zealand from all countries (except Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands) to provide evidence of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result before departure. This requirement came into force at 11:59pm (NZT) on Monday 25 January. Travellers to New Zealand coming from the United Kingdom and United States have already been required to show a negative pre-departure test result since 11:59pm (NZT...read more

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