New Zealand Border Reopening 2022
As of 4th of May 2022, the following people can enter New Zealand:
Vaccinated and unvaccinated New Zealand citizens
Vaccinated New Zealand residents
Vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents
Current temporary work and student visa holders, with a valid visa who can still meet their visa requirements. This includes both visa holders currently offshore, and those in New Zealand who choose to travel overseas and wish to return
Up to 5,000 international students, for semester 2
Vaccinated travellers with a border exception
Vaccinated travellers on a working holiday scheme
Vaccinated travellers from countries who do not need a visa (visa waiver visitors)
Vaccinated travellers from other countries who already hold a valid visitor visa
Other vaccinated eligible travellers under current border settings
Below is what we should look forward to:
From July 2022, vaccinated travellers arriving under the Accredited Employer Work Visa categories can enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival.
From October 2022 onwards, all visa categories will reopen, including visitor and student visas.
We will inform you if there are any updates from INZ regarding submission of new offshore visa applications that do not fit the current exception category.
We will let you know as soon as anything changes.