New Zealand is at Alert Level 1
Quarantine Free Travel
New Zealand now has 2-way ‘Quarantine Free Travel’ arrangements in place with the Cook Islands (commenced 17 May) and Australia (commenced Monday 19 April), however the maritime border between both countries and New Zealand remains closed until further notice.
This includes all small craft and yachts coming to New Zealand from the Cook Islands and 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.
Non-passenger commercial maritime vessels undertaking cargo operations will continue to be exempt from the maritime border closure and can continue to operate.