Health Alert: U.S Consulate General Auckland

Location: New Zealand

Event: Covid-19 Update – 16 April 2020

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, “under Alert Level Three we will still have significant restrictions on our day-to-day lives. The risk of COVID-19 will have diminished, but not gone away.”

 Details of what Alert Level Three means can be found here.

 Information from the Department of State

At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. If you wish to return to the United States, you should make arrangements to do so now. In countries, such as New Zealand, where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens should arrange for immediate return to the United States by commercial carrier, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. 

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A temporary change to email messaging was made for the health and safety of all Americans unexpectedly kept abroad during the COVID-19 crisis. Therefore, it is not possible to unsubscribe from STEP messages at this time.  You may log into your account on and select “delete” for your New Zealand trip, but you may still receive messages from STEP during the crisis.

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