Travellers who have been in the state of Victoria in Australia on or after 20 May and are landing in New Zealand from anywhere in Australia after 11:59pm (NZT) on 31 May must have a negative pre-departure test.

Travellers from Australia who do not meet these requirements and who are otherwise allowed to fly to New Zealand do not need a pre-departure test.

Children under two years old are exempt.

This step is being taken to ensure those people who have been in Melbourne during the infectious period of the original detected COVID-19 cases, but who have since travelled to another state, can’t fly on to New Zealand without first confirming they don’t have COVID-19.