The New Zealand government has announced that it will require non-citizen travelers to be fully vaccinated to enter the country.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Nov. 1, all non-citizens who are 17 years or older must be fully vaccinated to enter the country.
  • Travelers will be required to show proof of vaccination when registering with the Managed Isolation Allocation System, boarding the plane and to the customs officer upon arrival.
  • Individuals traveling to the country will be required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure and quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

Additional Information: Travelers must have a voucher confirming their place in managed isolation before boarding a flight to New Zealand. Exemptions to this requirement can be found here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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