New Zealand is currently using the COVID-19 Protection Framework (more commonly known as the Traffic Light System).
The system consists of three settings – green, orange and red. To learn more about recent changes to the Traffic Light System and what is permitted at each setting, please click here.
Wānaka is currently at the orange setting.
Please note that from 11:59pm on April 4, 2022, My Vaccine Pass is no longer required. Businesses will still be able to use the system if they would like to.
Face masks are required in specific circumstances at each setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System). To learn more about where a face mask is required and what type of face mask you should be using, click here.
Wānaka is currently at the orange setting, which means you must wear a face mask:
Getting tested for COVID-19 is free across the country. You may need to get a test if you are showing cold and flu symptoms, if you have been a location of interest or a contact of a case, if you are travelling or if mandatory testing applies to your job.
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 vaccinated and unvaccinated Kiwi citizens, permanent residents and other eligible travellers from anywhere in the world. The following dates indicate when others may enter New Zealand;
Entry to New Zealand is currently controlled to limit the spread of the virus. If you are planning to come to New Zealand, please visit this page and complete the Government questionnaire to determine what will be required for entry.