Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
While New Zealand COVID-19 Level 1 restrictions are in place the Australian Consulate in Auckland and the Australian High Commission in Wellington are able to provide appointments as normal. Additional procedures have been put in place for visitors to enable contact tracing and maintain hygiene standards.
Trans-Tasman Safe Travel Zone
From Monday 19 April 2021 people who have been in either Australia or New Zealand for 14 days or more can travel quarantine-free between Australia and New Zealand. This includes people who have spent all 14 days in Australia, or people who have travelled from New Zealand to Australia and are returning within 14 days. Currently, quarantine-free travel is available on commercial aircraft only.
To travel quarantine-free you must meet the New Zealand and/or Australian Government’s health conditions, routine pre-departure and on arrival screening will apply. All other normal entry requirements including customs, immigration and biosecurity apply. Australian citizens and permanent residents who have been in Australia for 14 days before departure can travel to New Zealand without applying for an outwards travel exemption.
It is your responsibility to check the eligibility criteria for entering New Zealand or Australia. You will also need to check that the state or territory you want to land in, or travel onwards to, is accepting quarantine-free travellers from New Zealand. You should regularly check for updates as these can change at short notice.
Be aware that quarantine-free travel could be paused or suspended at any time, so stay up to date. Be prepared for the possibility of an extended stay or disruption to your travel.
You should not travel if you are feeling unwell or have signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Australian’s who are seeking consular advice should contact the Australian High Commission
For advice on restrictions within Australia, please see the relevant State or Territory links below.
This situation in New Zealand can change at short notice, please make sure you check the above websites for updates regularly.