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Certificate adoption

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 travellingIt will include details of the COVID-19 vaccinations they have had administered in New ZealandThis certificate is valid for 12 months.  

Instrument type

Vaccination based

Certificate name

International Travel Vaccination Certificates 

Certificate details

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. 

Certificate format

Available in electronic format and can also be printed  as a physical copy. 

Entry protocol

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 noncitizens aged 17-years and over arriving into New Zealandincluding New Zealand permanent residents and temporary visa holdersmust be fully vaccinated. 

Document requirement 

  • 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 countriesexcept eligible travellers from a quarantinefree travel zonemust complete a 10-day stay (instead of 7-days stay followed by selfisolation 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 informationplease visit  


Travel bubble


Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Nuvaxovid

Border status

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 travelPlease see the Immigration New Zealand website for criteria