As of Sept. 13, vacationers now have to finish solely a New Zealand Traveler Declaration and be issued a journey go earlier than their flight, which they’ll current — both on paper on a cell system — at their departure airport at check-in and at customs in New Zealand.
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Vacationers are nonetheless inspired to proceed coronavirus testing on the primary day of arrival and 5 days into their journey, though it’s not obligatory.
Those that check constructive throughout their go to “ought to report that outcome, search a PCR check, and inform testing workers they’ve lately been abroad,” in response to the Ministry of Well being’s newest pointers. As soon as their constructive case is confirmed, they’ll will likely be required to bear a seven-day isolation interval.
Together with journey restrictions, New Zealand has dropped its common masks mandate, aside from health-care settings. Guests should still encounter masks necessities at particular occasions, marae (sacred Maori assembly grounds) or companies on the discretion of the host or proprietor.
“In brief, we now transfer on to a easy two necessities system of masks in healthcare settings and seven days isolation for constructive circumstances solely,” Ardern mentioned within the announcement.
The information comes forward of the nation’s peak tourism season, December by way of February.
“For the primary time in two years we will method summer time with the a lot wanted certainty New Zealanders and enterprise want, serving to to drive better financial exercise important to our financial restoration,” Ardern mentioned.
New Zealand started its incremental reopening in February, and began permitting all vacationers and visa holders to enter the nation as of July 31 with proof of vaccination and testing necessities.