Travel between Australia and New Zealand

Information about quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand.


Quarantine-free travel from Australia has been suspended. For 7 days from 11:59pm (NZT) on Friday 23 July, eligible travellers will be able to return to New Zealand. Border restrictions apply.

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Travel with Australia |

Travelling to New Zealand between 23 July and 30 July 2021

There will be managed return flights from select locations in Australia.

You will be able to return if you are a:

  • New Zealand citizen, or
  • New Zealand permanent resident or resident visa holder, or
  • citizen of Australia or a person who holds a current permanent resident visa (including a resident return visa) issued by the Government of Australia who last departed New Zealand on or after 6 April 2021, or
  • holder of a New Zealand temporary visa who last departed New Zealand on or after 6 April 2021, or
  • a spouse, civil union partner, de facto partner, dependent child or parent of a dependent children of any of the above categories.

Travellers from New South Wales and Victoria will have further restrictions.

Travel requirements

All travellers must:

  • have both your COVID-19 test sample taken and your result returned within 72 hours of your scheduled departure time, and
  • not have been in a location of interest in the past 14 days, and
  • have no symptoms of COVID-19, and
  • are not a contact of a COVID-19 case, and
  • complete the travel declaration, and
  • complete the health declaration at the airport.

Pre-departure tests to enter New Zealand |

Locations of interest |

Travel declaration | Ministry of Health

From New South Wales

Travellers will need to go through managed isolation on arrival.

Travel from New South Wales | 

From Victoria

Eligible travellers from Victoria do not need to enter MIQ if they have travelled from or been in Victoria, but must: 

  • Follow the lockdown rules in Victoria and all local health advice.
  • Self-isolate at your home or accommodation immediately after you return to New Zealand — you can travel to get there.
  • Continue to isolate for at least 3 days and get a COVID-19 test at day 3. Isolate until you have a negative result.

It is recommended that travellers from Victoria also:

  • wear face coverings when travelling to and from the airport in Australia and New Zealand, and
  • use a safe travel method, for example a taxi or other private vehicle.

Travelling to New Zealand after 30 July 2021

After 11:59pm (NZT) on Friday 30 July, all travellers from Australia must enter MIQ when they arrive. 

Entry to New Zealand