The government of New Zealand has eased its COVID-19 entry requirements.

Key Points:

  • As of June 20, those who are traveling to New Zealand no longer need a COVID-19 pre-departure test to enter the country.
  • Travelers must still take a COVID-19 self-test on the first or second day after arrival and on the fifth or sixth day after arrival, complete a traveler declaration and provide proof of full vaccination.
  • Travelers who are 17 and older and are not citizens of Australia or citizens or permanent residents of must be fully vaccinated to enter the country.

Additional Information: Those who are transiting through New Zealand do not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. More information regarding entry requirements for New Zealand is available here.

BAL Analysis: New Zealand authorities removed the pre-departure testing requirement on June 20 instead of July 31 due to the decline in COVID-19 cases throughout the country. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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