Entering New Zealand by air
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
- 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 arriving under the Accredited Employer Work Visa category
- vaccinated travellers applying for a work visa in New Zealand
- vaccinated travellers on tourist, visitor and student visas.
More information about visa categories
Check if you need to apply for a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) before you travel.
Travelling from the Pacific
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 on Immigration NZ's website.
Entering New Zealand by sea
The following vessels can enter New Zealand now from anywhere in the world:
- foreign registered commercial vessels such as freight or cargo ships
- fishing vessels
- specialist vessels used in research and exploration
- foreign-state vessels with diplomatic status
- ferries returning to New Zealand after repair or maintenance
- recreational vessels — including yachts, super yachts and small craft
- cruise ships.
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