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Managed-isolation or quarantine on arrival requirements

All arrivals to New Zealand are required to stay in MIQ for 10 days.

From 11:59pm Thursday 23 December 2021, all travellers from countries NZ does not have quarantine-free travel with must spend 10 days in an MIQ facility. You will be tested for COVID-19 four times in MIQ, on arrival, on day three, on day five or six and on day eight or nine.

For more information, including charges for staying an MIQ facility, visit

Travel from 'very high risk' countries to New Zealand is currently restricted.

The Government has created a ‘very high risk’ country category that will significantly reduce the number of people with COVID-19 flying to New Zealand. From 11:59pm Sunday 28 November only New Zealand citizens from these countries will be able to come here.

They will be required to stay in managed isolation for a full 14 day period and undergo testing. The extended MIQ requirement will also apply to those already in transit from these countries.

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