Request for travel to New Zealand

Use this form if you have a critical reason to travel to New Zealand while the COVID-19 border restrictions are in place.

When to use this form

You can only request to travel to New Zealand while the border is closed if one of the critical purpose reasons applies to you.


You have to be outside New Zealand to make a request for travel. Only those applying under nationally significant travel may make a request for travel while still in New Zealand.

Reasons you can travel to New Zealand

What to do when you arrive in New Zealand

When you arrive in New Zealand you must enter managed isolation or quarantine, and follow the directions of a medical officer of health.


The fee to request entry to New Zealand is NZD $45 for each person. If you are an Australian who normally resides in New Zealand, you will not be charged a fee.

You will be charged a fee at the end of the form. You can pay with a Visa or Mastercard credit card.


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