International travel

Information for air and sea travellers about entering and leaving New Zealand.

Key points

Travellers and crew do not need pre-departure tests or proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter New Zealand. Check with your airline or cruise provider as they may still require proof of vaccination.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms when you arrive in New Zealand by air, we encourage you to take a rapid antigen test (RAT).

You can get free RATs at the airport.

Report a positive test result by calling 0800 222 478

COVID-19 and travelling in New Zealand (external link)

How you can help us

If your RAT is positive within 7 days of arrival in New Zealand, we encourage you to also get a PCR test. These tests help us monitor new COVID-19 variants.

PCR tests are free if you arrived in New Zealand by air, so make sure to tell them you are a recent international arrival.

Getting a PCR test (external link)

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