INZ Exemptions to temporary travel ban

New Zealand temporary border closures and exceptions

INZ has clarified the exceptions that will qualify to enter New Zealand during the temporary travel ban:

  • Essential health workers, as confirmed by the Ministry of Health
  • Other essential workers, as confirmed by the New Zealand Government
  • Citizens of Samoa and Tonga making essential travel to New Zealand
  • People coming to New Zealand for humanitarian reasons
  • Partners, dependent children and legal guardians of, and who are traveling with:
    • New Zealand citizens or permanent resident visa holders
    • New Zealand resident visa holders where the resident visa was granted in New Zealand
    • New Zealand resident visa holders where the resident visa holder is arriving in New Zealand for a second or subsequent time where they are travelling with that New Zealand citizen or resident visa holder
    • Visitor, student and work visa holders who are ordinarily resident in New Zealand and who are the partner or dependent child of a temporary student or work visa holder who is in New Zealand.

If you think you qualify as an Essential worker, or as close family of a person residing in New Zealand, please get in touch with us about getting the correct visa.

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