Travellers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such as health.
Make summer unstoppable
This summer will be our first under COVID-19 conditions. It’s important we look after ourselves and our whānau over the festive season and summer holidays.
What we all need to do this summer
Stay home if you're sick
If you're feeling unwell, isolate wherever you are and call Healthline about a free COVID-19 test. By getting a test, you're helping keep your community safe.
Use the NZ COVID Tracer app
The NZ COVID Tracer app keeps us 1 step ahead of the virus. Scan QR codes wherever you are, and turn on Bluetooth tracing.
Wash your hands
Washing your hands is 1 of the easiest ways to keep yourself safe. Wash often. Use soap. 20 seconds. Then dry. This kills the virus by bursting its protective bubble.
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An exception class for 1000 international tertiary students who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when borders closed has been approved.
The Government is putting in place a suite of additional actions to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, including new emerging variants.