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Last updated 4 October 2021
The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all arrivals.
From April 2021, travellers to New Zealand from very high risk countries are temporarily restricted to New Zealand citizens, their partners, dependent children and those with significant humanitarian reasons. Further information on the entry requirements to New Zealand can be found on the government website.
Covid-19 antigen tests are not accepted for those travelling to New Zealand from the UK. Alternatively, you can test for Covid-19 using one of our PCR test kits which must be taken within 72 hours before departing the UK. Failure to provide a negative Covid-19 test may result in travellers being refused entry to New Zealand.
From 4am on Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England have changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on your vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travellers can book a day 2 test with free delivery. Not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers can book their return antigen tests and day 2 and 8 travel packages with Medicspot. Further details can be found on our Covid test page.
As of May 2021, entry to New Zealand is currently closed to most arrivals. To enter New Zealand, you must hold a valid visa. New Zealand citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter New Zealand without an exemption. Please see the government website for further information.
All travellers to New Zealand (except those coming from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands) will be required to have confirmation of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result in the 72 hours before departure.
All international travellers entering New Zealand need to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a designated facility such as a hotel at their port of arrival. You may be required to pay for the costs of your quarantine.
If you are travelling to New Zealand, a Covid-19 test costs £75. This covers the PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate.
Yes, Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both New Zealand airlines and the New Zealand government.
If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with negative test results as well as a Fit to Fly certificate within the 72 hour testing requirement window.
Travellers from the UK to New Zealand must take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.