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Managed-isolation or quarantine on arrival requirements

All arrivals to New Zealand are required to stay in MIQ for at least 14 days.


All arrivals in MIQ are tested for COVID-19 at least three times – within 24 hours of arrival day 1, day 3 and day 12. Travellers from Australia, Antarctica and some Pacific islands are excluded from day 1 testing.  

Children are treated the same as adults for testing. The only exception is that infants under six months of age are not required to undergo nasopharyngeal testing, unless they are symptomatic or close contacts of a confirmed or probable case. In all cases, clinical discretion can apply. More information about MIQ and testing can be found at miq.govt.nz.

Strict isolation or quarantine requirements are also in place for those arriving at the maritime border - more information is available on NZ Maritime border controls.