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25 May 2022
International Travel Vaccination Certificates comply with EU Digital COVID Certificate standards. The certificate will have a QR code that will be scanned when people are travelling. It will include details of the COVID-19 vaccinations they have had administered in New Zealand. This certificate is valid for 12 months.
International Travel Vaccination Certificates
The certificate contains this information:
- Personal details
- Vaccine details
- Vaccination details
- Certificate expiry date
- QR Code which includes details of the COVID-19 vaccinations you have had administered in New Zealand.
Available in electronic format and can also be printed as a physical copy.
For general measures
Those allowed to come to New Zealand without first requesting to travel are:
- New Zealand citizens and permanent resident visa holders
- Dependent child of a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
- A diplomat who holds a post in New Zealand
- Australian citizens or permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand
- Eligible travellers from the Cook Islands and Niue
All non–citizens aged 17-years and over arriving into New Zealand, including New Zealand permanent residents and temporary visa holders, must be fully vaccinated.
- Most travellers to New Zealand must have a negative PCR or RT-PCR test within 48 hours of their scheduled departure of their first international flight. They still need a test even if you have been vaccinated for COVID-19.
- Medical certificates
If travellers are required to provide a medical certificate because they cannot take a test due to medical reasons, they will also need to get this 48 hours before their flights.
Upon arrival in New Zealand travellers will be required to produce proof of a negative test result to a Customs officer during your passport processing.
A hard copy or electronic copy of the test result from an accredited laboratory will be acceptable documentation of a negative test
Travellers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible travellers from a quarantine–free travel zone, must complete a 10-day stay (instead of 7-days stay) followed by self–isolation at home for 3 days.
Anyone travelling to New Zealand (except travel from within a quarantine-free travel bubble) will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival in a managed isolation and quarantine facility. Arrivals must remain in their managed isolation or quarantine facility room until the results of the test is known.
For more information, please visit https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/border-closures-and-exceptions/entry-to-new-zealand/border-entry-requirements
Vaccine authorised to be used in the country
Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Nuvaxovid
Partially open. Travellers may be able to travel to New Zealand while the border is closed if they are considered to have a critical purpose to travel. Please see the Immigration New Zealand website for criteria.