New Zealand’s COVID-19 Protection Framework ended at midnight on September 12, 2022. With case numbers low, it is safe to remove most COVID-19 rules.
From September 13, 2022:
Face masks are still required in certain facilities, such as hospitals and aged care facilities.
Some places may continue to ask people to wear a face mask and they are still the best way to protect ourselves and others.
From September 13, 2022 you must still isolate for 7 days if you have COVID-19.
Household Contacts no longer need to isolate for 7 days. If you live with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, it is recommended you:
Even though NZ is highly vaccinated, it is important to keep up healthy habits like washing your hands and using sanitizer, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, disinfecting shard surfaces, keeping safe distance and staying home or in your accommodation if you’re sick.
The New Zealand Government has opened New Zealand’s borders to visitors from anywhere in the world.
This includes the re-opening of the maritime border to foreign-flagged vessels — including cruise ships.
Learn more about New Zealand’s border opening here.