Updated on 03 February 2020
The coronavirus, initially associated with the Hubei Province in China, has now had further cases confirmed across China and cases have been confirmed in other countries including Australia.
At this stage there are no confirmed cases in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Government is placing temporary entry restrictions into New Zealand on all foreign nationals travelling from, or transiting through mainland China to assist with the containment of the novel coronavirus.
This will take effect from 03 February 2020 and will be in place for up to 14 days. This position will be reviewed every 48 hours.
Any foreign travellers who leave or transit through mainland China after 2 February 2020 (NZ time) will be refused entry to New Zealand.
Any foreign travellers in transit to New Zealand on 2 February 2020 will be subject to enhanced screening on arrival but, pending clearance, will be granted entry to New Zealand.
Tourism New Zealand will continue to monitor the impact on the sector and keep industry updated as the situation evolves.
The Ministry of Health has prepared advice for travellers, you can find the full advice on this link