- Travelers will no longer be required to undergo pre-departure COVID-19 testing when entering New Zealand beginning June 20, 2022
- Travelers transiting through New Zealand will no longer be required to be fully vaccinated beginning June 20, 2022
The government of New Zealand will no longer require travelers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test result beginning June 20, 2022. Travelers will still be required to undergo a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on the day of arrival or one day after arrival and an additional rapid antigen test on day five or six after arrival.
Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 need to undergo PCR testing and adhere to any additional COVID-19-related health measures, including undergoing a quarantine period.
Effective June 20, 2022, travelers transiting through New Zealand will no longer be required to be vaccinated and will not be required to complete a New Zealand Traveler Declaration form.
Beginning July 1, 2022, the government of New Zealand will no longer require border workers to undergo COVID-19 testing.
What are the Changes?
The government of New Zealand will remove the pre-departure testing requirements for travelers beginning June 20, 2022. The government had initially planned to maintain pre-departure testing requirements until July 31, 2022. However, the government plans to remove the requirement early with reported decreased transmission rates since the country reopened its borders.
The government of New Zealand will continue to monitor COVID-19-related factors and reimplement health-safety measures if needed. Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Unite Against COVID-19, New Zealand