COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredCOVID-19 Testing Requirements Non-New Zealand citizens (traveling by air) aged 17 and over must be fully vaccinated to enter New Zealand. At the time of registering with the Managed Isolation Allocation system, travelers will be required to declare their vaccination status and present proof of vaccination to their airline and Customs officers on their arrival to New Zealand. All travelers except those from Australia, Antarctica and the Pacific Islands must show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to departure. Individuals transiting through New Zealand will not be subject to this requirement if they remain in the airport only. The approved tests are PCR and RT-PCR tests taken within 48 hours of the scheduled departure time. Quarantine Requirements Eligible vaccinated travelers can enter quarantine-free. New Zealand citizens who cannot provide proof of vaccination must stay under Managed Isolation Quarantine for 10 days.
ImmigrationImmigration New Zealand has reopened all onshore offices with limited staff numbers. All offshore offices remain closed until further notice. The government is now processing offshore relationship-based applications provided they are supported by a New Zealand citizen or resident. If granted a relationship-based visa, the visa holders will be exempt from New Zealand border restrictions and may travel to New Zealand without seeking approval. The list of relationship-based visas supported by a New Zealander are as follows: Partnership – Visitor (Partnership) Partnership – Visitor (Culturally Arranged Marriage) Partnership – Work (Partnership) Partnership – Resident (Partnership) Partnership – Resident (Partnership – Partner of an Expatriate) Dependent Child – Visitor (Child of NZ citizen/resident) Dependent Child – Visitor (Adopted child) Dependent Child – Student (Child of NZ citizen/resident) Dependent Child – Resident (Family child dependent) Dependent Child – Resident (Family child dependent – Dependant of an Expatriate) The temporary visa suspensions for overseas applicants have been extended until further notice. This suspension does not apply to the following applicants: Relationship-based visa for partners and dependent children of New Zealand citizens or resident visa holder Visas for diplomatic, consular and official staff and accompanying dependents Antarctic Traveler Visitor visas and Antarctic Work visas Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Limited visas. Travel Restrictions General entry ban except for certain travelers who can enter New Zealand based on the following schedule: Step 1 – From 23:59 (local time) on February 27, 2022 – Fully-vaccinated New Zealand citizens and residence class visa holders, and other eligible travelers per Immigration New Zealand’s definition (excluding travelers from very-high risk countries) will be permitted to enter New Zealand from Australia; Step 2 – From 23:59 (local time) on March 13, 2022 – Fully-vaccinated New Zealand citizens and residence class visa holders, and other eligible travelers from anywhere else in the world, will be permitted to enter New Zealand; Step 3 – From 23:59 (local time) on April 12, 2022 - Temporary visa holders currently outside of New Zealand and who hold a valid visa will be permitted to enter New Zealand as long as they still continue to meet their visa requirements; Step 4 – July 2022 - Travelers from Australia including Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and other foreign nationals, visitors from visa-waiver countries, and visa holders of the new Accredited Employer Work Visa (to be launched in July 2022) will be permitted to enter New Zealand; and Step 5 – October 2022 - All other New Zealand visa holders (including Visitor visa holders) will be permitted to enter New Zealand.
Home SearchYes, modified to allow for social distancing (e.g. travel in separate cars).
Temporary AccommodationsYes, on a case-by-case basis.
SchoolsDaycare centres for children aged under 4 are open.
• The pass is not required for essential businesses such as banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, bakeries, tobacconists, or post offices; for the time being the pass is not required for non essential stores such as clothing, cosmetic, etc. shops; the health pass is not required for company canteens, company restaurants, or for take out; truck drivers holding a professional card can also go to a truck restaurant without a sanitary pass; the pass is not required for public transport such as the metro, the RER, the tram, the transiliens, or the busses; places of worship do not require the health pass unless these places host a cultural event or concert; for weddings the health pass is compulsory in rented places but not for ceremonies taking place in a town hall or in a place of worship
• Public transport is open with the following guidelines:
- Keep your distance from people you don't know.
- Plan your journey ahead of time.
- Try to keep a 2m distance while waiting for services.
- While on board, follow signage about where you can sit and avoid sitting next to someone you don't know well.
- Follow the guidance of the driver, crew and operators.
- Stay kind, stay calm and play it safe.
- You can sit next to people you know – keep the seat next to you empty.
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
• Yes, both
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
Air - Omicron spread is impacting the airfreight market with many flight cancellations
Sea - Space remains tight, carrier schedules are delayed due to port congestion. Allocations are in place, however we need to book up to 6 weeks in advance to get the allocation with contract rates. Spot market remains very inflated.
• Normal service
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?