This travel advice page covers New Zealand. For the Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue, see our travel advice page for Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue
COVID-19 entry restrictions for New Zealand
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for New Zealand’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
Travelling from and returning to the UK
Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
If you’re planning travel to New Zealand, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO guidance on foreign travel insurance.
For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.
If you need urgent consular assistance, 24/7 support is available by telephone on +64 (0) 4 924 2888.
Around 200,000 British nationals visit New Zealand every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
If you’re visiting remote areas of New Zealand, make sure your journey details are known to local authorities or friends/relatives before setting out. Weather conditions can quickly become treacherous, especially in winter. See Local travel
Terrorist attacks in New Zealand cannot be ruled out. See Terrorism
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.