- Beginning November 1, 2021, foreign nationals will be required to be fully vaccinated if entering New Zealand by air
Effective November 1, 2021, all foreign nationals entering New Zealand will be required to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will apply to all air travelers 17 years of age or older and not New Zealand citizens. Travelers will be required to declare their vaccination status when registering with the Managed Isolation Allocation System, as well as presenting proof of vaccination or a relevant exemption to their airline and Customs officers once they land. For a list of approved vaccines, click here. All travelers entering New Zealand will also be required to complete 14 days in Managed Isolation and Quarantine. All travelers except those from exempt locations will still need evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result from an accredited laboratory within 72 hours of their first scheduled international flight.
Beginning November 1, 2021, foreign nationals will be required to be fully vaccinated if entering New Zealand by air. The requirement will not apply to New Zealand citizens, children under 17, and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
This requirement will be an interim measure while the traveler health declaration system continues, introducing the ability to digitally verify the vaccination status of people arriving in New Zealand. Continue to check New Zealand’s government website for additional information.
Sources: United Against COVID-19