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Quarantine-free travel

Quarantine-free travel is now available between New Zealand and Australia and from 17 May to the Cook Islands.

Anyone in New Zealand who meets the eligibility criteria can fly quarantine-free to most states in Australia and from 17 May to the Cook Islands without having to go into managed isolation or self-isolation when you arrive.

Currently quarantine-free travel is available on commercial aircraft only. The maritime border remains closed.

Quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and the Cook Islands does not include Australia. You must spend 14 full days in New Zealand before you can continue your journey through to the Cook Islands or Australia.


If you’re outside New Zealand, you can fly quarantine-free to Australia once you have met New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine requirements. You’ll also need to meet immigration rules and eligibility criteria.

For more information visit the COVID-19 website on travelling to Australia.

Normal immigration rules apply. This means if you usually need a visa, then you will need one to fly quarantine-free to Australia. For more information visit

Cook Islands

Anyone in New Zealand can travel quarantine-free as long as they meet the eligibility criteria and immigration requirements.

Normal immigration rules apply. Information on visa requirements is available at

More information is available on travelling from New Zealand to the Cook Islands or from the Cook Islands to New Zealand.