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COVID-19, travel to NZ and visas

Information about travelling to New Zealand, vouchers and booking into managed isolation, and visas during COVID-19.

What you need to know

You need to know that:

  • there are border restrictions
  • you need to book your managed isolation stay in New Zealand
  • you must meet immigration and visa requirements
  • you must meet biosecurity and customs regulations.

Check border entry restrictions

Check the Immigration NZ website for updates.

Border restrictions: who can enter New Zealand or request to travel

Book your managed isolation

From 3 November 2020 everyone travelling to NZ must have a managed isolation allocation voucher.

Your voucher allocates you a place in a managed isolation facility. All travellers to NZ — including New Zealanders — will have to register for the voucher before flying to NZ.

If you are arriving in NZ before 3 November you are strongly encouraged to register for a voucher and pre-book your managed isolation. This will speed up your flight check-in and managed isolation arrangements.

The Managed Isolation and Quarantine website has information on:

Register for your voucher for managed isolation 

Use the Managed Isolation Allocation System online portal and follow the 4 steps to create an individual or family registration, book your stay and get your voucher.

Managed Isolation Allocation System

If your flight changes or there’s no managed isolation places for your arrival date

You can apply for a special allocation request. Eligibility criteria apply.

Special allocation requests

Immigration and visas

Immigration NZ assess visa applications from people who wish to visit, work, study, or live permanently here.

NZ employer COVID-19 information:

NZ employer COVID-19 information

Migrant workers:

Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) of migrants COVID-19 information 

Biosecurity and customs regulations

Bringing things into New Zealand

Emergency help for New Zealanders overseas

Emergency help when you’re overseas

Utility links and page information

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