The border has opened to New Zealanders and other eligible travellers coming from Australia to New Zealand and self-isolate on arrival.
If you arrive on or after Wednesday 2 March, 11.59 pm, you can enter without needing to isolate.
This means you can enter New Zealand if you:
- are an NZ citizen, resident or otherwise eligible to enter NZ while the border is restricted
- are fully vaccinated
- have spent the previous 14 days in Australia or NZ
- have had the pre-departure tests you need.
Eligible travellers from Nauru, Tuvalu and American Samoa can also arrive in New Zealand without needing to self-isolate.
Who is eligible to enter NZ during border restrictions
You can enter NZ while the border is restricted if you are:
- an NZ citizen
- an NZ permanent resident or resident visa holder
- an Australian citizen or permanent residence visa holder where NZ is your primary place of residence
- people with border exceptions or a critical purpose reason to travel
- a partner, dependent child, or parent of a dependent child who either:
- holds a visa based on their relationship to an NZ citizen or resident
- is travelling with a New Zealander or resident, or
- is ordinarily resident in NZ.
If you are entering NZ based on your relationship to an NZ citizen or resident — for example you are a partner, dependent child or partner of a dependent child — and you do not have a visa based on the relationship, you may be asked to prove your eligibility at the airport.
To prevent this we recommend you fill out a Request to travel form so we can assess your eligibility before you travel.
All travellers to New Zealand must hold a valid visa or an NZeTA.