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

The Government requires travellers to New Zealand from all countries (except Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands) to provide evidence of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result before departure. This requirement comes into force at 11:59pm (NZT) on Monday 25 January.

Travellers to New Zealand coming from the United Kingdom and United States have already been required to show a negative pre-departure test result since 11:59pm (NZT) on 15 January 2021.

The test adds to the measures for travellers from higher risk destinations which came into force on 1 January (day zero/day one testing and stay in their MIQ room requirement until a negative test).  All travellers will still need to go into 14 days managed isolation upon arrival in New Zealand and undertake the usual COVID-19 testing.

For further information on pre-departure testing measures, please refer to the Unite against COVID-19 website.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, please visit

For more information about managed isolation and quarantine, please visit the MIQ website.


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