New Zealand is reopening for international tourists.
We are delighted to hear the NZ Government’s announcement today that, as expected, they have bought forward the country’s border reopening dates.
Fully-vaccinated visitors can enter New Zealand, without isolation requirements, from the following dates:
- Australian visitors can arrive into New Zealand from 11.59pm on Tuesday 12 April 2022
- Visitors from visa-waiver countries* can arrive from 11.59pm on Sunday 1 May 2022
- The date for visitors from non-visa waiver countries is currently October 2022 but this date is also due to be reviewed and hopefully bought forward
* includes the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and many European countries
NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today said, “We have now received guidance that it is safe to significantly bring forward the next stage of border reopening work, bringing back our tourists.”
“In short, we’re ready to welcome the world back.”
Ardern says New Zealand’s strong health response including having the lowest death rate in the OECD is an asset.
“We are a safe place to visit and New Zealand will be ready with open arms.”
This is the news we have been waiting for and we are super excited to be able to welcome international travellers back to New Zealand – we have missed you!