Covid Test for New Zealand

If you are travelling from the UK to New Zealand, it’s necessary to have the proper certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certificates, allowing you to travel to New Zealand without complications.

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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.

New Zealand is on the green list for entering England. If you’re planning to return to the UK from New Zealand, you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-listed service provider like Medicspot. Details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test can be found here.

New Zealand Travel Advice

Can I travel to New Zealand?

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. 

Which Coronavirus test do I need to travel to New Zealand?

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.

What are the quarantine rules upon entering New Zealand?

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. 

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to New Zealand?

If you are travelling to New Zealand, a Covid-19 test costs £149. This covers the PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by New Zealand?

Yes, Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both New Zealand airlines and the New Zealand government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test to meet New Zealand travel requirements?

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.

How long before my flight to New Zealand should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to New Zealand must take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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Travelling to New Zealand? Get tested for Covid-19 with Medicspot.

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