Who can enter New Zealand now
The following people can enter New Zealand now from anywhere in the world and self-test on arrival:
- vaccinated and unvaccinated New Zealand citizens
- vaccinated and unvaccinated New Zealand residents
- vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents
- unvaccinated Australian citizens who live in New Zealand
- current temporary work and student visa holders with a valid visa who can still meet their visa requirements — this includes both visa holders currently offshore, and those in New Zealand who choose to travel overseas and wish to return
- up to 5,000 international students, for semester 2
- vaccinated travellers with a border exception
- vaccinated travellers on a working holiday scheme
- vaccinated travellers from countries who do not need a visa (visa waiver visitors)
- vaccinated travellers from other countries who already hold a valid visitor visa
- other vaccinated eligible travellers under current border settings.
Check if you need to apply for a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) before you travel
Visitor visa applications now open for some Pacific Island countries
You can apply for a visitor visa to travel to New Zealand from a Pacific Island Forum country.
The full list of Pacific Island Forum countries is available on Immigration NZ's website.
Who can enter New Zealand later in 2022
From 4 July 2022
The following vaccinated people can apply to enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival:
- travellers arriving under the Accredited Employer Work Visa categories
- travellers applying for a Work Visa in New Zealand.
From 11:59pm Sunday 31 July 2022
From 11:59pm Sunday 31 July, all visa categories including tourist, visitor and student visas will reopen for applications for travellers from anywhere in the world.
Cruise ships can also enter New Zealand from 31 July 2022, with the opening of the maritime border.
To enter New Zealand, you must meet some health requirements.
You must be vaccinated
You must take 2 rapid antigen tests (RATs) on arrival
After you enter New Zealand you must do 2 rapid antigen tests (RATs) on Day 0/1 and Day 5/6 and declare your results. Children under 6 months do not need to be tested. All positive RATs must be registered and followed up with a PCR test.
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