Border Updates

International Border Update: 24 Nov, 2021

Fully vaccinated New Zealanders will find it easier to come home from January 2022, with foreign nationals to follow from April onwards, as the Government removes the requirement for managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) for most travellers. From 17 January 2022, fully-vaccinated Kiwis and other eligible travellers coming back from Australia will be able to self-isolate at home and bypass MIQ. 

 

From 14 February 2022, fully-vaccinated Kiwis and other eligible travellers coming back from all other countries (with the exception of high-risk countries) will be able to self-isolate at home and bypass MIQ. From 30 April, all fully-vaccinated foreign nationals will be able to travel to New Zealand, with the re-opening staged over time (possibly staged by visa category)

 

For further details refer to the official covid updates or get in touch with your dedicated travel specialist. 

 

Current Restrictions remain until 16 January.

 

 

FIJI

On Sunday 10 October, the Fiji government announced that Fiji will open it's borders to New Zealand and other countries from 1 December. New Zealand does not currently offer a quarantine-free return to New Zealand. The Fiji government has announced requirements for all travellers to Fiji to be fully vaccinated, with pre-departure test before departing. All passengers will also require a test 40 hours after arrival, with the requirement to isolate in their hotel until this is completed. 

For the most up-to-date information on entering Fiji, please see http://www.fiji.travel/covid-19/travelling-to-fiji

 

AUSTRALIA

To travel from New Zealand to Australia on a quarantine-free flight, you must meet the criteria set by the Australian Government. New Zealand does not currently offer a quarantine-free return to New Zealand. The current guidelines state that you must have been in New Zealand for a minimum of 14 days to enter Australia quarantine-free. Please be aware that restrictions may change at any time and normal visa entry requirements apply.  

Before you travel to Australia, you will need to complete the Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before your departure for Australia. The Australia Travel Declaration collects your contact details in Australia, flight details, quarantine requirements and your health status. Each Australian state has their own additional travel declaration form that needs to be filled out. Both forms must be completed before travel to enter without hassle. 

As of 01 Nov 2021, New Zealanders who are fully vaccinated and have a negative Covid result within three days prior to departure will be able to travel to New South Wales and Victoria without quarantine upon arrival. 14-day quarantine restrictions still reply for all other Australia states.

 

COOK ISLANDS

The two-way quarantine free travel between New Zealand and the Cook Islands will resume on 14 January 2022 (NZ time). All visitors must be aged 12 years & over & must be fully vaccinated or provide a certified medical exemption. All travellers will need to provide a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure to the Cook Islands. These requirements are correct at time of publication & are subject to government updates & changes. Ensure you meet the current COVID-19 travel regulations & advisories for your departure point, destination, & any transit points prior to booking. For travel to the Cook Islands from New Zealand, please check Cook Islands Travel Advisory or the Cook Islands and New Zealand Government COVID-19 websites or speak to your Travel Specialist for government requirements prior to booking. 

 

 

Domestic Update 09 November, 2021
 
From 14 December 2021, Air New Zealand customers will be required to show proof of either full vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative pre-departure test before checking into a domestic flight. 
 
If you have any further questions, please get in touch with your personal Travel Manager.