COVID-19 Information

 Updated July 13th 2020. Country-Specific Information: As of July 13th 2020, New Zealand has had 1,544 confirmed & probable cases of COVID-19 within its borders ( interactive map of New Zealand cases / the latest number of cases can be found here ). Currently, there are 25 active cases in New Zealand. New Zealand COVID-19 Alert Levels: These alert levels specify the public health and social measures to be taken. Click here to see the current alert level for New Zealand. As …

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COVID-19 – Important Notice regarding Visa and American Citizen Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE. U.S. CITIZEN SERVICES: As of June 18, 2020, all U.S. Citizen services will be available by appointment only. You may now  schedule an appointment  for the following services: U.S. Passports Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA) Federal benefits processing Notarial services Certificate of Loss of Nationality  You must schedule an appointment for all services. Walk in hours for notaries and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens/Nationals – Registering to Vote, 2020

U.S. Consulate General Auckland, New Zealand Updated, January 17th, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens/Nationals – Registering to Vote, 2020. Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually …

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Health Alert: U.S Consulate General Auckland

Location: New Zealand Event: Covid-19 Update – 16 April 2020 Update Today, the Government of New Zealand described in part what life in New Zealand will look like when the country moves from Level 4 to Level 3. The government will announce Monday when, and if, the country will move to Level 3. According to the New Zealand Government, …

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Health Alert: U.S Consulate General Auckland

Location: New Zealand  Event: Covid-19 Update – 06 April  2020   If you would prefer not to receive further messages, please unsubscribe at the STEP website  here .  Update  Air New Zealand added an additional flight from Auckland to Los Angeles this Wednesday, 8 April. As of 3:00 p.m., 6 April, seats on that flight are still available to purchase from Air …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

March 19, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for …

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Proclamation from The White House on the Coronavirus

From Whitehouse.gov Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation.  If you reside in China, have traveled to China recently, or intend to travel to China …

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Health Alert: Coronavirus Information – U.S. Consulate General Auckland, New Zealand (January 30, 2020)

Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. As of January 30th, the New Zealand Minister of Health has stated that no cases of the coronavirus have yet to be confirmed in New Zealand. We recommend you follow the below precautions: CDC has issued …

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Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General Auckland (January 7, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General Auckland (January 7, 2020) Location: New Zealand Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep …

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White Island Eruption

UPDATE 12/13/19: “The tragedy at Whakaari/White Island has been, and continues to be, unspeakably difficult for the victims and their families. Supporting them is our primary focus.    Today, at the end of a harrowing week, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge anyone and everyone who has helped.  In the immediate aftermath of …

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Auckland fire – notary appointments moved

Due to the fire in the Central Business District of Auckland, the U.S. Consulate General Auckland will be closed to the public on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. For applicants who were planning to visit the Consulate for our open Wednesday notary appointments from 11 am – 12 pm, you are authorized entry to complete notary …

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Message for American Citizens regarding the Measles

Measles is circulating in New Zealand, particularly in the Auckland region.  Please follow the Ministry of Health link for more details about the 2019 measles outbreak.  Measles is a disease caused by a virus that is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing. Measles virus is highly contagious and can remain so for up to 2 …

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New visa and Tourism requirements for U.S. citizens entering New Zealand

International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) Starting on July 1, 2019, U.S. citizens traveling to New Zealand for tourism, some student programs, or short-term business will have to pay an  International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) . This levy will be assessed when a person applies for an NZeTA (required starting October 1, see next paragraph) or New Zealand visa. …

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ALERT: CHRISTCHURCH situation

UPDATE: 17th April, 2019 New Zealand’s terror threat level downgraded from ‘high’ to ‘ medium’ following Christchurch terror attack. More information on New Zealand’s threat levels and definitions can be found at: dpmc.govt.nz. ALERT UPDATE: 19th March, 2019 Please see below an updated briefing on March 18 from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: …

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UPDATED: Executive Order temporarily suspending entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals from seven countries

An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. …

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