COVID-19 update 2 April: Temporary entry restrictions are in place at the NZ border. ONLY New Zealand residents and citizens (and their children and partners) are permitted to enter New Zealand – this includes the Realm countries (the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau), Australian citizens and permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand, airline and marine crew. There will be some exceptions to the entry restrictions, on a case by case basis. For more information on the temporary entry restrictions, please refer to either the Immigration NZ website or the Ministry of Health website. More Customs’ information in relation to COVID-19, including how Customs is continuing to ensure that imports/exports clear the NZ border, is available on this website. For more information about the NZ Government’s COVID-19 response, please refer to the official COVID-19 website.
Customs works alongside three other agencies at the border – the Ministry for Primary Industries, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Immigration New Zealand), and the Ministry of Transport.
Border Sector agencies work together to provide an integrated and responsive border management system that facilitates trade and travel while managing risk.
As the border sector grows more complex and volumes of trade and travellers increase, inter-agency collaboration aims for more control, easier flows, and greater efficiency.