If you hold a visitor visa

If you hold a visitor visa you can travel to New Zealand without needing to apply for a border exception.

 You can travel to New Zealand if you: 

  • hold any type of visitor visa, and
  • still meet the conditions under which your visa was granted.

You are free to leave and re-enter New Zealand if your visitor visa conditions allow. 


Applications for new visitor visas are suspended. People may apply for new visitor visas from 31 July 2022.

COVID-19 testing and vaccination requirements

You must meet all COVID-19 health requirements to enter New Zealand, including being fully vaccinated. Before travelling, check the COVID-19 website for guidance on:

Pre-departure tests to enter New Zealand | covid19.govt.nz 

Vaccination requirements for travel to New Zealand | covid19.govt.nz 

How to enter New Zealand | covid19.govt.nz