Travel between Australia and New Zealand

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

Warning

Quarantine-free travel from Australia to New Zealand is suspended. Border restrictions apply. Go to Unite against COVID-19 for up to date advice. 

Travel with Australia | COVID19.govt.nz

Travelling to New Zealand during a quarantine-free travel suspension

All travellers from Australia to New Zealand must go through managed isolation and quarantine.

You can return to New Zealand if you:

  • are a New Zealand citizen
  • are a New Zealand permanent resident or resident visa holder
  • are an Australian citizen or permanent residence visa holder where New Zealand is your primary place of established residence, or
  • hold a critical purpose visa.

Reasons you can travel to New Zealand

Red flights from Australia

If you are intending to travel on a red flight from Australia, and unless you meet one of the requirements above, you must meet one of the following immigration requirements:

  • hold a New Zealand temporary entry visa, and last departed from New Zealand on or after 6 April 2021
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent residence visa holder, who last departed New Zealand on or after 6 April 2021, or
  • be a partner, parent or dependent child of a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand resident, or one of the people listed in the bullet points above.

Further information about red flights from Australia is available on the Unite against COVID-19 website.

Travel with Australia | covid19.govt.nz

Travelling from Australia

Travellers from Australia must have their COVID-19 test sample taken and result returned within 72 hours of scheduled departure time

Pre-departure tests to enter New Zealand | COVID19.govt.nz