The government announced additional transit guidelines for foreign nationals seeking to return to their countries of residence.

Key points:

  • Foreign nationals in New Zealand may now travel domestically to reach Christchurch or Auckland airport to leave on an international flight.
  • To get to their international flights, foreign nationals may drive, use a ride-hailing service, taxis or public transport, or take domestic flights from Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch or Dunedin airports.
  • Foreign nationals must meet strict health criteria before they travel.

Background: New Zealand announced several transit measures in late March. For more information on the transit policy, visit the New Zealand government’s COVID-19 website.

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

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