Updated August 7th 2020.
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- As of August 7th 2020, New Zealand has had 1,569 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 23 active cases in New Zealand.
New Zealand COVID-19 Alert Levels:
These alert levels specify the public health and social measures to be taken. For more information about New Zealand Alert Levels, click here.
As of June 9th, New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1. Click here to find out what this means.
New Zealand Alert Levels:
Travel Advisory downgraded to Level 2 – Exercise Increased Caution
Travel Advisory: Level 2 – The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to exercise increased caution when traveling due to the global impact of COVID-19. More information on this travel advisory is available on travel.state.gov.
Travel to the United States
- For information on restrictions to travel to the United States during COVID-19 visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html
- For information on quarantine and self-isolation procedures by state visit: https://www.visittheusa.com/us-covid-19-travel-guidelines
- For information on Presidential Proclamations restricting travel to the United States based on travel to certain countries in the last 14 days or restrictions to certain visa categories, visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/presidential-proclamation-coronavirus.html
Travel to New Zealand:
- Only New Zealand citizens or residents with valid travel conditions can travel to New Zealand at this time.
- All New Zealand citizens and residents returning to New Zealand must complete at least 14 days of managed isolation or quarantine and test negative for COVID-19 before entering the community.
- There are very limited exceptions to these rules. For more information, visit: https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/travel-to-new-zealand/plan-your-travel-to-nz/
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov.
- CDC page on COVID-19.
- Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page.
- The NZ government four-level Covid-19 alert system.
- SafeTravel information about COVID-19.
- New Zealand Immigration’s official government website.
- New Zealand Customs information.
- New Zealand Ministry of Health – latest news and guidance.
- New Zealand Government COVID-19 Page.
- Unite against COVID-19. Everything you need to know about COVID-19 (NZ Government resource)
- NZ Civil Defence.
Frequently Asked Questions:
On Entering the United States:
For any questions related to your ability to enter the United States, we refer you to the Department of Homeland Security at dhs.gov.
On Questions about Airlines/Hotels Cancelations:
If you have questions about flight or hotel availability, suspension of commercial flight services, cancelations or refund policies, please contact the airline or hotel directly.
Am I allowed to break my self-quarantine to go to the airport, if I want to depart New Zealand?
You may leave New Zealand to return to the United States if desired, even if in the middle of a 14-day self-isolation, if you are not showing symptoms and are not suspected of having a positive COVID-19 test result. If you have been tested and are awaiting results, please wait until you receive a negative result before ending your self-isolation. When departing, go straight to the airport and continue to minimize contact with others to the greatest extent possible.
Questions on International air travel?
Visitors and tourists can still use international air services to travel home. Do not go to the airport unless you have a ticket. If you do not have ticket contact a travel agent or airline directly.
If you are feeling unwell, particularly with a cough, shortness of breath or fever, or if you’re sneezing or have a runny nose, don’t travel.
If you are on a flight, it is particularly important that you cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow. Where possible carry hand sanitizer and tissues. If it’s possible, sit in a window seat in a row by yourself.
Domestic air travel?
Airlines are operating reduced flights domestically. Visit local airlines’ websites for flight times and availability.
Further FAQS from the New Zealand Government can be found at: https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/covid-19-alert-system/.
Actions to Take
- Visit the Department of State Covid-19 crisis page for the latest information
- Visit the New Zealand Covid-19 website for the most up to date information in New Zealand
- Consult the CDC website for accurate, up to date information
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting or transmitting Covid-19, please read the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Consult your airline, cruise line, or other travel operator regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit the United States Embassy in New Zealand website for updated information.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security website for the latest travel restrictions to the United States
- Visit the U.S. Department of State COVID-19 Answers Portal.
- U.S. Consulate General Auckland, Level 3, Citigroup Building, 23 Customs Street East, Auckland 1010.
- Contact information: +64 09 303 2724, AucklandACS@state.gov.
- State Department Consular Affairs: +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts.
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