In response to announcements around a new strain of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, a large number of countries and airlines have put in place temporary travel restrictions for travelers from the UK. New Zealanders concerned about implications for any intended travel should contact their travel provider to discuss their options.
We recognise that not everyone who wants to return home will be able to do so, and that this may be distressing for New Zealanders, their whānau and friends.
New Zealand cannot influence or guarantee another country or airline’s entry, exit or transit requirements. We strongly encourage New Zealanders to seek the most up-to-date information from the relevant country’s immigration authorities and their airline and follow any requirements set.
We encourage all New Zealanders overseas to register on SafeTravel and keep their details updated. This allows us to send you important travel information and advice following an emergency situation, or provide consular assistance while you are overseas. New Zealanders who require emergency consular assistance after-hours should contact the 24/7 Consular emergency line on +64 99 20 20 20 (outside of New Zealand) or 0800 30 10 30 (within New Zealand).
Posted:23 Dec 2020, 15:11
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