NZ citizens and residents outside NZ

Advice for New Zealanders who are outside New Zealand.

Who should return to New Zealand

If you’re a New Zealander currently outside New Zealand and you’re intending to return home, you’re encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

You can still return to New Zealand if you’re:

  • a New Zealand citizen
  • a New Zealand resident with valid travel conditions.

You can also bring immediate family, such as a partner or spouse, legal guardian and dependent children under the age of 24.

When you arrive in New Zealand you will go into managed isolation or quarantine for at least 14 days.

Information for people arriving in New Zealand

How to travel back to New Zealand

Countries around the world are closing their borders and imposing stricter travel restrictions. Commercial flight options are available to return to New Zealand but are limited.

You should contact your airline and other travel providers for the most up-to-date information about flight availability. 

You should also contact your travel agent or airline if you are travelling from, or transiting through, areas affected by border measures. 

Get emergency consular assistance if you need it. Call:

More help from SafeTravel (external link)

NZ citizens and residents living in Australia

Access to Australian superannuation

All New Zealand citizens and permanent residents living in Australia, who meet the Australian Government’s eligibility criteria, will now be able to access up to AUD$20,000 of their Australian super.

How to apply for payment from your Australian superannuation (external link)

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