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Published 16.08.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of New Zealand;
- permanent residents of New Zealand;
- partner or dependent child of a national or a permanent resident of New Zealand. Their visa must be based

on the relationship;
- nationals or permanent residents of Australia residing in New Zealand;
- passengers who have a visa and have been granted an exemption before departure; details can be found at https://www.immigration.govt.nz/formshelp/request-for-travel-to-new-zealand ;
- passengers arriving from Cook Isl. or Niue if they in the past 14 days have only been in Cook Isl., New Zealand or Niue.
2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Brazil, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Pakistan or Papua New Guinea are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of New Zealand;
- partner or dependent child of a national of New Zealand;
- parent of a dependent child who is a national of New Zealand.
3. Passengers are not allowed to transit.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of New Zealand;
- nationals of Australia if they have not been in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Pakistan or Papua New Guinea in the past 14 days;
- residents of New Zealand if they have not been in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Pakistan or Papua New Guinea in the past 14 days;
- passengers with a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) if they have not been in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Pakistan or Papua New Guinea in the past 14 days;
- passengers with a visa issued by New Zealand if they have not been in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Pakistan or Papua New Guinea in the past 14 days.
4. Passengers are not allowed to transit through New Zealand to Australia, Cook Isl. or Niue if they are arriving from Australia, Cook Isl. or Niue.
5. Passengers are not allowed to transit through New Zealand to China (Peoples Rep.).
- This does not apply to nationals of China (People’s Rep.) arriving from Cook Isl., Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tonga or Vanuatu.
6. Transit is only allowed at Auckland (AKL) for maximum 24 hours.
7. Passengers transiting through New Zealand to Australia must have a confirmed onward ticket on a red zone flight within 14 days.
8. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result. Tests accepted are: antigen, LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR and TMA tests. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/39tsn56h
- This does not apply to:
- passengers arriving from Antarctica, Australia, Cook Isl., Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Isl., Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu;
- passengers younger than 2 years;
- passengers with a medical certificate specifying that the passenger cannot take a test due to medical reasons and does not have COVID-19 symptoms. The certificate must be issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
- passengers with a diplomatic or consular visa;
- passengers who are members of the New Zealand Defence Force;
- passengers arriving from Albania, Belize, Dominica, Kenya, Lao Peoples Dem. Rep., Montenegro, Myanmar, Slovenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tajikistan or Turkmenistan. They must have a medical certificate issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point and it must confirm that they have no COVID-19 symptoms.
9. Passengers arriving from Australia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers who have been in Australia for 72 hours or less;
- passengers younger than 2 years.
10. Passengers must have a voucher confirming their allocation to a place in managed isolation.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers arriving from Cook Isl. if they in the past 14 days have only been in Cook Isl. or New Zealand;
- passengers arriving from Niue if they in the past 14 days have only been in New Zealand or Niue.
11. Passengers arriving from Australia, Cook Isl. or Niue must complete a health declaration before check-in. The declaration can be obtained at https://naumaira.covid19.govt.nz/ or https://border.covid19.govt.nz
12. Passengers could be subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
13. Airline crew not residing in Australia or New Zealand must have:
- a negative COVID-19 test result. Tests accepted are: antigen, LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR and TMA tests. The test must have been taken at most 7 days before arrival; or
- a medical certificate issued at most 7 days before arrival. The certificate must confirm that they have no COVID-19 symptoms and they cannot take a COVID-19 test due to particular needs; or
- a medical certificate specifying that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and are not contagious, if they were tested positive at most 7 days before arrival.