People returning to New Zealand 

Updated 7 March 2022

Key updates

  • From 11.59pm on Wednesday 2 March, vaccinated travellers can enter New Zealand from Australia without self-isolating.
  • From 11.59pm on Friday 4 March, vaccinated citizens and eligible critical workers can enter New Zealand from the rest of the world without self-isolating.
  • From 11.59pm on Friday 13 March vaccinated skilled workers and travellers on a working holiday scheme can enter New Zealand from the rest of the world without self-isolating.

Returnee testing requirements 

Travelers will still be required to:

  • have a negative pre-departure test
  • undertake 2 rapid antigen tests (RATs) on arrival and at day 5/6. If anyone returns a positive result, they will be required to report it and isolate for the same period as a community case.
  • Follow up their positive RAT with a PCR test, to determine the variant. This will help identify any emerging variants and isolate cases as needed.