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New Zealand Covid Requirements

*Effective September 12 at 11:59 p.m., all mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for travellers have been lifted. Check COVID-19 testing and vaccination requirements for the marine sector: In accordance with New Zealand requirements, people must wear a face covering when visiting essential services, including public transport and flights, pharmacies, supermarkets and petrol stations. The government encourages everyone to wear a face covering when you leave your home and if you are unable to keep a two-metre distance. For detailed information on the New Zealand government`s response to COVID-19, see covid19.govt.nz/. A step-by-step guide on what you need to do to travel to New Zealand by air can be found on the Unite against Covid-19 website. Entry requirements may apply to the country you are travelling to. Be sure to check the requirements of the country you are traveling to. Before planning your trip to New Zealand, make sure you are eligible to travel, meet visa requirements, and have taken the right steps. Since November 1, the New Zealand government has required all non-New Zealand citizens aged 17 and over travelling to the country to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the New Zealand government, a full cycle of one of the 22 COVID-19 vaccines approved by a government or regulatory body, with the last dose at least 14 days before arrival, is acceptable at this stage. This requirement does not apply to New Zealand citizens, children under the age of 17 and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. For more information on these new requirements, visit the New Zealand government`s COVID-19 page. Airlines must refuse carriage to passengers who do not meet these requirements.

Below are additional resources on the new travel requirements: Learn more about the COVID-19 Protection Framework and what it means for you to covid19.govt.nz. U.S. citizens in countries where adequate COVID-19 testing is not available or may not be able to meet the requirements should leave the country immediately or prepare not to return to the United States until they can meet the requirements. In addition, many airlines require passengers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before boarding an international flight. Air New Zealand has announced that from 1 February 2022, all passengers aged 18 and over travelling overseas on an Air New Zealand aircraft will be fully vaccinated. Please note that boarding requirements vary from airline to airline. Please check directly with your airline for specific boarding requirements prior to travel. COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for all travellers arriving in the country, including flight crew members, are no longer required.

Use the search tool below to learn more about the requirements for travelling to New Zealand from your home country, including regulations, visa requirements, and health and safety policies. Foreign nationals are allowed to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in New Zealand. You can book online or by phone, or visit a drive-thru clinic without an appointment at some locations. For more information on vaccines, see: covid19.govt.nz. You will need to self-isolate for 7 days after testing positive or noticing the first symptoms of COVID. They are also encouraged to take a PCR test at a community testing centre or health care provider. PCR tests provide valuable information about possible new variants of COVID-19 in New Zealand. Please inform the person taking your test that you have recently been abroad. To find out where to get a PCR test, see www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19. You can leave self-isolation to get PCR.

The New Zealand government requires all non-New Zealand citizens aged 17 and over entering the country to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please visit the Consulate General`s COVID-19 page for more information on entry/exit requirements related to COVID-19 in New Zealand. Currently, entry is extremely limited for foreigners. The following information may not be accurate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instructions on how to request exemptions from border restrictions can be found on the COVID-19 page. There are no pre-departure COVID-19 tests or vaccination requirements to enter New Zealand, however, airlines may require proof of vaccination or other requirements to travel on board their aircraft. On this page you will find the requirements for air travel in New Zealand. Information on how to get to New Zealand by sea can be found on the Maritime Boundary website. While Auckland is below the red level, the U.S. Consulate General in Auckland will operate in accordance with public facility requirements, including capacity limits based on a distance of one meter and mandatory face coverings. In red, the Consulate General will be open to a limited extent for certain services to citizens, including passports and consular reports of birth abroad.

The Consulate General has provided emergency services to citizens under all alert levels and will continue to do so. Traffic rules: All traffic in New Zealand moves on the left, and you should be especially careful if you are used to driving on the right. Travelers entering New Zealand will receive a free set of rapid antigen tests (RAT) with instructions at the airport. Know what to expect when traveling and follow a few simple guidelines to stay safe in New Zealand and consider traveling to New Zealand without prior approval from the New Zealand government. Entry restrictions are in place to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand. Travellers should check (before travelling) if their insurance covers them for COVID-19 treatment and what to do if they become ill with COVID-19 in New Zealand, such as transfer or self-isolation to a hotel. Three months after the scheduled date of departure from New Zealand. Before you can travel to New Zealand, you must have a valid visa or NZeTA. The maritime border is now open and eligible travellers can enter New Zealand by sea.

The CDC and Interagency are working to develop the orders and guidelines to implement this new travel policy, and those details — for airlines, air passengers, and people coming to the land border — will be available well in advance of Nov. 8 to understand what is needed to ensure compliance. The Department will provide more information on travel.state.gov as it becomes available. A New Zealand passport must be issued on all flight arrivals before entering the country.