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Quarantine-free travel for travellers arriving in New Zealand from Australia.

Quarantine-free travel 

From 19 April 2021 quarantine-free travel will allow more movement between New Zealand and safe zones in Australia. Travellers coming from safe zones will not be required to enter managed isolation or quarantine on arrival in New Zealand.


Border rules can change quickly. Travellers must prepare for disruption to their plans.  

To be eligible for quarantine-free travel, travellers must:  

  • meet immigration requirements
  • have spent 14 days in either Australia or New Zealand
  • not had a positive COVID-19 test result, or, for those who tested positive, have written advice from a health practitioner declaring that they are no longer infectious 
  • not be awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.

Australian and New Zealand citizens may travel between Australia and New Zealand without a visa or NZeTA.

Australia considered to be a Safe Travel Zone when applying online for a visa.

You will be able to apply for visas from 19 April 2021. You may apply for an NZeTA now.


Visitor visas

Work visas

Student visas

Quarantine-free travel is only permitted on commercial airlines. Border restrictions remain in place for private flights and the maritime border.

Refer to the Australian Home Affairs website for the latest advice on requirements for individuals travelling from New Zealand to Australia.

Australian Home Affairs

If there is an alert level change in New Zealand

New Zealand has a 4-level COVID-19 alert system. Each alert level tells us what measures we need to take.   

If alert levels change you must be prepared to stay where you are. This includes having enough money to support yourself should circumstances change. You might have to stay in a managed isolation or quarantine (MIQ) facility at your own expense. 

Travellers should also monitor Government websites for changes. 

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 COVID-19 Alerts | Australian Department of Health

Travel to New Zealand

Before boarding a flight from Australia to New Zealand, travellers must have: 

  • completed travel and health declarations  
  • a face covering or mask.  

Face coverings or masks must be worn at the airport and throughout the flight.  

On arrival, travellers will be guided through the airport by border staff. Signs will show the way to customs and baggage claims.  

Health professionals will carry out temperature checks and health assessments as required.  

You do not need to prove you have been vaccinated to enter the quarantine-free travel zone.

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