Travel from New Zealand

Advice for New Zealanders and residents in New Zealand who want to travel overseas.

It is your responsibility to check you meet the requirements for your overseas travel

Your destination, transit location and transport operators may have their own testing and vaccination requirements.

Your may not be allowed to travel if you:

  • have COVID-19 symptoms
  • do not meet any vaccination requirements
  • do not meet the health requirements of your destination.

If you are not vaccinated

New Zealand citizens, residents and Australian citizens who live in New Zealand do not need to be vaccinated to enter New Zealand, but airlines and transport operators may have their own vaccination policies.

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

Travel with Australia

If you are travelling from the Pacific Islands

Travel with the Pacific Islands

If you travelling from the rest of the world

How to enter New Zealand if you are travelling from Asia, North America, South America, Europe or Africa

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