Reconsider travel to New Zealand without prior authorization from the New Zealand government. Entry restrictions are in place to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for New Zealand due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in New Zealand.
Read the country information page.
If you decide to travel to New Zealand:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.