Yes, what you’ve heard is true, after 2 years NZ is OPEN again, woohoo! That means for the first time in 2 years, international travellers will be able to enjoy winter in NZ.
From 11:59pm, Tuesday 12 April, fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to travel to New Zealand by air.
Then from 11.59pm, Sunday 1 May, fully vaccinated travellers from visa-waiver countries, such as the large tourist markets of the UK, US, Japan, Germany, Korea and Singapore, will also be able to travel to New Zealand by air also.
With the New Zealand ski season opening in June, that means NZ is 100% open to vaccinated travellers, with no quarantine requirement.
But, there are still rules, it is not a free for all, notably:
More information for travellers arriving into New Zealand can be found on the Governments COVID 19 website, https://covid19.govt.nz/international-travel/travel-to-new-zealand/how-to-enter-new-zealand/. In particular, if you self-testing on arrival you need to follow these steps.
We’ll do a full update on what to expect this season in the not too distant future.