Reconnecting New Zealand to the World (again)
The Government has announced a new, five-step approach to reopen New Zealand borders to the world. Key to this process is the removal of Managed Isolation and Quarantine for most travellers. MIQ will be replaced with self-isolation and tests on-arrival. Note that mandatory MIQ will remain for unvaccinated travellers.
This new plan prioritises the reopening of certain key visa categories in a short timeframe in order to address worker shortages. New Zealand's unemployment rate early 2022 is just over 3%.
A new, five-stage approach to reopening New Zealand Borders
Updated 11 May 2022
|STEP 1||From 11.59pm, Sunday 27 February 2022|
|STEP 2||From 11:59 pm, Sunday 13th March 2022|
|STEP 3||From 11:59 pm, Tuesday 12 April 2022|
From 11.59 pm, Sunday 1 May
From 16 May
|STEP 4||From 4 July 2022|
|STEP 5||From 31 July 2022|