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/
Updated:11 Jan 2021, 11:05
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