Traveling to New Zealand – COVID-19 Updates
From the Sky Tower in Auckland to the lush green landscape of Rotura, New Zealand boasts a wealth of tourist attractions nestled alongside some historical and geological wonders that make the country a must travel for anyone wanting to discover the world around them.
New Zealand has closed its borders to Americans as part of the blanket ban on foreign tourists. The Prime Minister’s tough stance on restrictions and dealing with COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Travel restrictions are likely to impact the country’s borders for most of 2021.
However, the government announced that starting Jan 15th 2021, anyone granted entry to New Zealand from the United Kingdom or the United States must provide a negative COVID-19 test – either a PCR, LAMP or Antigen taken 72 hours before departure. Travelers must then complete a 14 day stay in quarantine or managed isolation.
The U.S. State Department’s advisory for New Zealand is Level 3: Reconsider Travel, and the CDC’s advisory is Level 1: Low Level of COVID-19.
Thanks to the early reactions to the virus in 2020, New Zealand COVID travel has been restricted to allow the country to manage the spread and transmission; however, with the announcement that there is a reciprocal travel corridor with Australia, there is always the possibility that New Zealand will once more be open for leisure and tourism to anyone who wants to visit.
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