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ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

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Pre-departure COVID-19 test for travellers from the UK and US from 15 January

The Government requires travellers from the United Kingdom and the United States who are landing in New Zealand after 11:59pm (NZT) on 15 January 2021 to have a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result before departure.

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 www.health.govt.nz.

For more information about managed isolation and quarantine, please visit https://www.miq.govt.nz/travel-to-new-zealand/plan-your-travel-to-nz/pre-departure-testing/ 

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