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Movement of goods

There are no restrictions on the movement of freight.


New Zealand has not closed its border to goods or trade and there are no restrictions on the movement of freight. All freight can enter and leave the country.

Imports and exports may continue to operate on the same basis as pre COVID-19. Both essential and non-essential goods are being cleared by border agencies, with an additional specific focus on identifying and expediting critical supplies.

Goods transport are an essential service and can continue to operate. All freight can also be distributed and received. This does not change restrictions on the businesses, which remain unable to trade under this alert level, except to receive goods.

Employers, operators and businesses must ensure all relevant COVID-19 health and safety protocols are being adhered to at their respective points in the goods supply chain.

Additional information can be found in Advice for Importers, Exporters and Brokers and FAQs for individuals and businesses.