Changes have been made to New Zealand immigration instructions to implement Quarantine Flights from New South Wales.

The current pause in quarantine-free travel with New South Wales has been extended for the near future. As such,  from Tuesday 13th  July the NZ Government will institute ‘Quarantine Flights’ from New South Wales requiring eligible travellers on the flight to enter MIQ for 14 days.

The following people who are stranded in NSW are eligible for managed return flights:

  • New Zealand citizens
  • New Zealand permanent residents or resident visa holders
  • Citizens of Australia or persons who hold current permanent residence visas (including a resident return visa) issued by the Government of Australia who last departed New Zealand after 5 April 2021
  • Holders of New Zealand temporary visas who last departed New Zealand after 5 April 2021
  • Spouses, civil union partners, de facto partners, dependent children or parents of dependent children of any of the above categories