Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

  • Reviewed: 26 January 2021, 14:29 NZDT
  • Still current at: 7 March 2021

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COVID-19

We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions.

The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses.

Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz.

Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here.

We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

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Samoa

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not issuing a specific travel advisory for Samoa at this time.

Samoa recently experienced a measles outbreak. Please read our measles information before travelling.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Samoa should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.

New Zealanders in Samoa are advised to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Travel tips


The New Zealand High Commission Apia, Samoa

Street Address Beach Road, Apia, Samoa Postal Address PO Box 1876, Apia, Samoa Telephone +685 21 711 Alternate Telephone +685 21 712, +685 21 713, +685 21 714 Fax +685 20 086 Email nzhcapia@samoa.ws Web Site http://www.nzembassy.com/samoa Hours Mon - Fri 0800 - 1600 hrs

See our regional advice for the Pacific

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New Zealand High Commission Samoa

Street Address
Beach Road, Apia, Samoa

Telephone: +685 21 711

Alternate Telephone: +685 21 712, +685 21 713, +685 21 714

Fax: +685 20 086

Email: nzhcapia@samoa.ws

Website: http://www.nzembassy.com/samoa

Hours: Mon - Fri 0800 - 1600 hrs

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