New Zealand is at Alert Level 1
Covid 19 Alert Level 1 is not alert level none so please use the NZ Covid Tracer App and scan the QR codes wherever you go and turn on the Bluetooth functionality on the App. This will make it easier for tracing to be carried out. If you are unable to use the QR codes or there are none available, sign in and/or keep a record of your travel.
Please note that face coverings will still need to be worn on public transport at Alert Level 1. This requirement will be reviewed periodically, particularly as the vaccine rollout takes place across the nation.
Please refer to the Ministry of Transport's website and Sport New Zealand's website for further information on recreational boating.
Quarantine Free Travel
The 2-way ‘Trans-Tasman Quarantine Free Travel’ arrangement with Australia commenced Monday 19 April, however the maritime border will remain closed until the Australian and New Zealand governments state otherwise.
This includes all small craft and yachts coming to New Zealand from Australia.
New Zealand registered small craft with all New Zealand crew are able to enter New Zealand but must still serve a 14-day quarantine period from the time they last had contact with anyone else outside of their vessel. Foreign registered small craft must apply for a vessel exemption from the Ministry of Health, regardless of the crew's nationality.
Vessel crew that are not New Zealanders, New Zealand permanent residents, Australian nationals who live in New Zealand and their immediate families, must apply for a temporary visitor's visa from Immigration NZ, regardless of the country the small craft is registered to.
Commercial maritime vessels undertaking cargo operations will continue to be exempt from the maritime border closure and can continue to operate.