New Zealand Announcement:
The New Zealand Government has announced a staged opening of its international borders commencing 16 January 2021.
- Fully vaccinated Kiwis and other eligible travellers can travel to NZ from Australia without staying in MIQ from 11.59pm Sunday, 16 January 2022.
- Fully vaccinated Kiwis and other eligible travellers can travel to NZ from all other countries from 11.59pm Sunday, 13 February 2022.
- All fully vaccinated individuals will be able to travel to NZ from 30 April 2022 onwards, with the re-opening staged over time.
- Unvaccinated Kiwis can travel to New Zealand, however they will have to spend seven days in MIQ, then isolate at home for another three days.
- The Very High-Risk classification for Indonesia, Fiji, India, Pakistan and Brazil will be removed in early December 2021.
The plan still includes a mandatory period of self-isolation. The border will open in 3 steps, and all travellers who do not have to go into MIQ will still require:
- a negative pre-departure test,
- proof of being fully vaccinated,
- a passenger declaration about travel history,
- a day 0/1 test on arrival,
- a requirement to self-isolate for 7 days, and
- a final negative test before entering the community.
More information can be found here.