Entry to New Zealand from all countries remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Most non-New Zealand citizens are required to be fully vaccinated before travelling to New Zealand.
  • Negative COVID-19 test results are required for most travellers to New Zealand.
  • Managed Isolation Allocation system vouchers confirming a place in a managed isolation facility are required before boarding a flight.
  • Border rules can change quickly. Travellers must prepare for disruption to their plans.

Immigration New Zealand under COVID-19 restrictions

Immigration New Zealand is committed to site safety and our sites are operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework.  Immigration New Zealand’s offices are receiving and processing visa applications with staff now on site at all our offices across the country.

We strongly encourage applicants to use online channels whenever possible to avoid any unexpected delays as a result of the COVID-19 environment.

Panel Physicians may also be operating with some restrictions. Please expect delays in gaining Immigration Medicals. Panel Physicians can continue Immigration Medical Examinations as long as the Ministry of Health’s public health and safety guidelines are followed. 

If Immigration New Zealand asks for more information from you, please scan the required documents and email them to your Immigration Officer.

COVID-19 Protection Framework

You are a New Zealand employer

Information for New Zealand employers on employing migrants.

You want to enter New Zealand

What to do if you believe you can cross the New Zealand border. The border is currently closed to almost all travellers to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

You are in New Zealand

Information for all travellers, student visa holders, and work visa holders currently in New Zealand.

For more information about the NZ Government's COVID-19 response.

On arrival in New Zealand 14 days of managed isolation is mandatory.