New Zealand's border reopens

The New Zealand border has now reopened, with student and visitor visa applications now open. The Maritime Border is also now open.

1 August 2022
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This is the final step in New Zealand’s plan to reconnect with the rest of the world.

Now that our borders are open, most border exceptions have closed.

Applicants will still need to meet New Zealand’s health border settings, including being fully vaccinated, and completing a New Zealand Traveller Declaration.

Applicants who are travelling from a visa waiver country will also be required to obtain a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA).

More information:

Visitor Visas

Student Visas

Maritime Border (for workers and crew)

Maritime Border (for travellers)


New Zealand’s border reopening

Border exceptions