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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel

Plans for pre-departure risk reduction measures, including testing for people leaving the United Kingdom for New Zealand, are currently being worked on, with a view to implementing them from mid-January. These include selecting the most effective forms of testing in the circumstances. Additional risk measures for other countries are also being considered.


Returnees will still need to go through the 14-day managed isolation and quarantine process, on arrival in New Zealand.  


We’re aware this would present an extra hurdle for Kiwis planning to return and we’re not considering this lightly.


More details on this will be announced shortly. Further information about these new measures is available on the Unite Against COVIDwebsite: Additional COVID-19 tests for returnees from higher risk countries.


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