Kia ora world, New Zealand is ready to be explored!

If there’s one thing we’ve all been doing, it’s dreaming of going somewhere great. Somewhere with wide open spaces and pristine views. Somewhere with spectacular
scenery and an enviable culinary scene. Well, we know somewhere where your travel
dreams can come true. Yep, if you’re dreaming of somewhere like that, you must be
dreaming of going to New Zealand.

From 11.59pm on 1 May, visitors from visa waiver countries, including U.S.A/Canada, will be able to enter New Zealand without needing to self-isolate on arrival.

Fully-vaccinated visitors will be able to travel to New Zealand without self-isolation on provision of a negative pre-departure test. Negative Rapid Antigen Tests [RAT] will be required on arrival and on day 5.

Tourism New Zealand’s Chief Executive, René de Monchy said “We look forward to welcoming manuhiri [visitors], family and friends back very soon. We also look forward to working with our valued international trade partners who advocate and promote our beautiful country and thank you for your loyalty and patience during these last two years.”

“We’ll be ready to welcome your clients back to experience our breath-taking landscapes, rare and remarkable wildlife, rich culture and heritage. Our people and place are what make us unique, and we look forward to sharing this with the world again.”

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran says it’s the day New Zealand has been waiting for.

“It’s no secret the past two years have been extremely turbulent for people. There’s a real buzz today. New Zealand holds a special place in many people’s hearts, whether they’re a Kiwi or visitor, touching down on New Zealand soil will be a moment to remember. 

There are three steps you need to take to travel to New Zealand. Remember, it’s your responsibility to make sure you complete each of these requirements in advance, so you are able to travel. Information on the three steps (Travel declaration, Pre-departure testing and Proof of vaccination) can be found on the following New Zealand Government websites:

Covid19.govt.nz: Travel to New Zealand(opens in new window)
Immigration New Zealand: Reopening the New Zealand border(opens in new window)
Covid19.govt.nz: When New Zealand’s borders open

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