New Zealand travel zone status
Overall status: suspended
|From||To||Quarantine-free travel status|
|New Zealand South Island||Australia||
||Open from October 19, 11:59pm||Details|
|New Zealand North Island||Australia||
Travel from Australia to New Zealand
Quarantine-free travel to New Zealand from all Australian states and territories is suspended.
If you travel to New Zealand from Australia, all standard testing and quarantine measures will apply. See NZ COVID-19 for details.
Limited flights are operating from Australia to New Zealand. You must have a Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) booking to secure your seat. Contact your airline or travel agent for flight availability.
Read the travel advice for New Zealand for COVID-19 entry requirements.
Travel from New Zealand to Australia
Quarantine-free travel from the South Island of New Zealand will recommence from 11:59PM on Tuesday 19 October.
To travel quarantine free, you'll need to have:
- written evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your departure
- A declaration that you have not been in the North Island in the 14 days prior to travel
- Evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 (unless under 12 years of age or you have a medical exemption)
Quarantine-free travel from of the North Island of New Zealand to Australia is suspended.
If you’re travelling from North Island New Zealand to Australia you must provide written evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your departure.
You must complete 14 days in hotel quarantine on your arrival to Australia, along with any other requirements of the State or Territory you enter. For more details check arrangements with the state health authorities or contact your airline.
For detailed entry requirements see:
- advice for international travellers (Department of Health)
- the New Zealand safe travel zone (Department of Home Affairs)
- See our general information about travel zones
- Read the CHOICE travel insurance buying guide: COVID-19 edition
- Unite against COVID (New Zealand Government)