Locations of interest

What to do if you visited locations of interest in New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands.

New Zealand

Locations of interest are places where someone confirmed with COVID-19 has visited.

You are a contact if you have been at a location of interest at the specified time.

Check the locations of interest and follow the health advice of the Ministry of Health.

Locations of interest in New Zealand | health.govt.nz (external link)


If you've been in Australia, continue to check the locations of interest pages for the states or territories you've been in.

If you've been at a location of interest you must:

  • isolate
  • call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to register, and for advice on testing and isolation
  • follow the health advice.

These instructions are outlined in section 70 orders | health.govt.nz (external link)

COVID-19 tests are free for everyone, including Australians currently in New Zealand.

Cook Islands

There are no locations of interest in the Cook Islands.

The Cook Islands Government Department of Health website will announce changes to the COVID-19 situation and quarantine-free travel.

Cook Islands Department of Health | health.gov.ck (external link)

What to do if you have been at a location of interest

If your business is a location of interest

The Ministry of Health has guidance to support New Zealand businesses that have been identified as a location of interest after a visit by a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case.

In most cases, a public health official will call and talk you through what this means for your business. However, there may be some occasions, for example outside business hours, when it may not be possible to contact you immediately.

Guidance for businesses | health.govt.nz (external link)

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