New Zealand: Reduced Travel Requirements for Certain Travelers

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points

  • Travelers arriving from the regions of Nauru, Tuvalu and American Samoa will not be required to undergo managed isolation quarantine or self-quarantine   


Beginning 27 Feb. 2022 at 11:59 PM, the government of New Zealand will allow eligible travelers from Nauru, Tuvalu and American Samoa to enter the country without undergoing managed isolation quarantine (MIQ) or self-isolation upon arrival. All travelers arriving from these regions must be fully vaccinated. In addition, only travelers arriving from these regions who hold residency in New Zealand will be permitted to enter. These travelers will not have to undergo pre-departure test requirements.  

Travelers from these regions, who arrive from a non-quarantine-free travel country, such as Australia or Fiji, will still be subject to quarantine and testing requirements. For additional information click here.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of New Zealand will not require fully vaccinated travelers arriving from Nauru, Tuvalu, and American Samoa to undergo quarantine upon arrival in New Zealand beginning 27 Feb. 2022 with additional considerations. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

This article was published on 23 Feb. 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

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