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.
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:
- how to plan your travel to NZ
- how to book your stay in a managed isolation facility
- what to expect if you’re arriving by air or sea.
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.
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.
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: