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It was announced today (Wednesday 16th March 2022) that New Zealand’s border will open to vaccinated Australian tourists from 11.59 pm on 12th April, and tourists from visa-waiver countries such as the Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, United States, United Kingdom from 11.59 pm on 1st May.

Anyone who already holds a valid visa will be able to travel to New Zealand without isolation from 1st May.

This is a change from an earlier timetable that had Australia and visa waiver countries in one group.
  • You will still need to be vaccinated and test negative in a pre-departure test – but you will not be required to isolate upon arrival.
  • When you arrive at the New Zealand Airport you will be given a pack of rapid antigen tests (RATs) with instructions. Once you have completed your traveller declaration form you will receive an email from the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
  • Simply follow the instructions in the email from the Ministry of Health to report your results – you must take a test when you arrive and then again on day 5 or 6 (there will be a link in the New Zealand Ministry of Health email).
  • Please note you must report both RAT results (negative or positive) and should you return a positive result you will need to isolate for 7 days, get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test through a suitable health professional and don’t forget to let them know you have recently arrived in New Zealand.
If you have any questions please reach out to us, we are here to help with your immigration or relocation needs, Woburn International Group has over 30 years’ experience and a great team of qualified professionals.