The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all travellers. If you are travelling to New Zealand, you are required to seek approval and book accommodation at a managed isolation facility before travel.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Effective 23:59 (NZT) 25 January 2021, all passengers, except those arriving from Australia, Antarctica, Albania, Belize, Dominica, Kenya, Laos, Montenegro, Myanmar, Slovenia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent, the Grenadines, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Pacific Islands , must present a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Testing labs must be able to issue a passenger with a dated report that includes the following information.
COVID-19 test exemptions:
All passengers arriving into New Zealand on or after the 3 November 2020 must book accommodation at a managed isolation and quarantine facility before travel and must hold the "MIQ" voucher upon arrival in New Zealand. Passengers can get a voucher for their stay from the . A printed or digital copy of the voucher must be presented at check-in. By 3 November, passengers arriving into New Zealand will not be accepted if they do not have this voucher. For more details, please visit the Managed Isolation and Quarantine .
The following categories of passengers may travel to and enter New Zealand without first seeking approval:
Passengers may be allowed to travel to and enter New Zealand while the border is closed in the following instances:
To gain approval to travel under one of these reasons, passengers must:
If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.