Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | News

Haere Mai! New Zealand is getting ready to welcome visitors back

We’ve got good news for you and your clients: New Zealand’s borders will begin opening to international manuhiri (visitors) from mid-April.

The New Zealand Government has today announced the country’s borders will reopen progressively to international visitors. From 11.59pm on 12 April, fully-vaccinated visitors from Australia and, from 11.59pm on 1 May, visitors from visa waiver countries will be able to enter New Zealand without needing to self-isolate on arrival.

From these dates, fully-vaccinated visitors will be able to travel to New Zealand without self-isolation on provision of a negative pre-departure test. Negative Rapid Antigen Tests [RAT] will be required on arrival and on day 5.

Tourism New Zealand’s Chief Executive, René de Monchy said “We look forward to welcoming manuhiri [visitors], family and friends back very soon. We also look forward to working with our valued international trade partners who advocate and promote our beautiful country and thank you for your loyalty and patience during these last two years.”

“We’ll be ready to welcome your clients back to experience our breath-taking landscapes, rare and remarkable wildlife, rich culture and heritage. Our people and place are what make us unique, and we look forward to sharing this with the world again.”

Please continue to watch this space on for details and further announcements. In the meantime, we would like to share this Māori whakataukī (proverb) with you: Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa – let us keep close together not far apart.

NOTE: Full details are available on the following New Zealand Government websites: Travel to New Zealand(opens in new window)
Immigration New Zealand: Reopening the New Zealand border(opens in new window) When New Zealand’s borders open(opens in new window)