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Last updated September 13, 2022

Find information and resources about travelling to Wānaka for both international and domestic visitors.

General FAQs

  • What is the COVID-19 Protection Framework? (aka Traffic Light System)

    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.

  • What about travel requirements and vaccine mandates

    From September 13, 2022:

    • You do not need proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter New Zealand. Please check with your airline as they may still require proof of vaccination.
    • You do not need to take any COVID-19 tests or self-isolate when you arrive.
    • You will get free rapid antigen tests (RATs) at the airport. You will be asked to test the day you arrive and on day 5 or 6 and to report your test results.
    • You must still complete the New Zealand Traveller Declaration.
  • Do I need to wear a face coverings?

    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.

  • What about isolation?

    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:

    • take a rapid antigen test (RAT) each day for 5 days
    • avoid contact with the person who has COVID-19
  • Healthy habits?

    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.


Travel from international countries

  • New Zealand’s borders are now fully open

    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.