Foreign Office updates New Zealand travel guidance

By Lisa James
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The UK Foreign Office has updated its guidance for Brits travelling to New Zealand after the destination ended its traffic light system last week and removed testing and vaccination requirements.

The FCDO said: “Following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on 13 September 2022, there are no longer any requirements for travellers to be fully vaccinated in order to travel to New Zealand.

“However, some travel providers might have in place certain requirements for passengers to travel with them, so please consult your travel provider’s website for further information.

“Eligible travellers entering New Zealand will also be given a pack of rapid antigen tests (RATs) with instructions at the airport. Travellers are encouraged to test on day 0/1 and 5/6.”

Travellers who test positive for the virus must isolate for seven days.

The requirement to wear face coverings has also been dropped in all but health settings.

Full details are on the New Zealand Government COVID-19 page.

Brits do not need a visa to enter New Zealand as a visitor for up to six months, but will need to get a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) before travel.

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