Self-isolation for all travellers to NZ

All travellers arriving in New Zealand after 1am on Monday 16 March 2020, including New Zealand citizens, will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

All travellers into New Zealand are being registered, and Healthline will step up how it monitors the self-isolation process.

People from small South Pacific island nations, which have no confirmed COVID-19 cases, will be exempt from the self-isolation rule.

Strict exit measures are being imposed to protect the Pacific nations. These bar anyone from travelling to South Pacific countries for 2 weeks who has been overseas, had symptoms or been in contact with anyone with COVID-19.

All cruise ships are being told to stay away until 30 June.

The government is urging people to reconsider any non-urgent overseas travel.

The restrictions do not apply to cargo ships or cargo planes or to marine or aircrew.

The government is aiming to ensure sea and air freight routes remain open for imports and exports.

The measures will be reviewed in 15 days.

Finance Minister Grant Robinson will announce an economic response including the business continuity package on Tuesday 17 March.  

Government guidance on self-isolation and advice on mass gatherings will be released in the next few days.  

If you have symptoms of the new coronavirus call the New Zealand Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs).

Source: Everyone travelling to NZ from overseas to self-isolate RNZ News, 15 March 2020