While you are overseas
Follow any local COVID-19 restrictions
Check the official website of the country you wish to enter for information about any COVID-19 restrictions. Rules and restrictions can change quickly, so make sure you regularly check local health advice for the country you are travelling to.
Keep up healthy habits
There are some simple things you can do to keep you and your whānau safe while you are overseas.
- Wear a face mask if you are indoors in crowded places.
- Wash and sanitise your hands if you have been in a public place, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Try to meet outdoors where there is better ventilation.
Have a plan if your travel is disrupted
Make sure you have a plan if you or someone you are travelling with gets COVID-19 while overseas.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may have to pay for quarantine or self-isolate for a period of time.
Be prepared for the possibility you may be in your destination longer than planned.
In an emergency
If you are a New Zealand citizen abroad you can get emergency consular assistance. You can access support for situations like lost or stolen passports, death, health issues and law infringements.
Get emergency consular help by calling:
Before you return to New Zealand
Check what you need to do before you enter New Zealand.
If you are travelling from Australia
If you are travelling from the Pacific Islands
If you travelling from the rest of the world
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