New Zealand Introduces a “Very High-Risk” Category for Travel

New Zealand introduced a “very high-risk country” category, which from August 11, 2021, includes Brazil, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Papua New Guinea.

From August 15, 2021, travel to New Zealand from Indonesia and Fiji is restricted to New Zealand citizens, their partners and children, and parents of dependent children who are New Zealand citizens (together with any children of those parents who are not New Zealand Citizens).

Travelers from high-risk countries, including New Zealand residents, will be required to spend 14 days outside of a very high-risk country before flying to New Zealand. This requirement does not include Fiji.

All travelers, except those coming from Fiji, will require evidence of a negative PCR test from a government-approved laboratory 72 hours before travel.


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Entry to New Zealand from all countries remain strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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