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Travel from Australia

Travelers from New South Wales

Non-quarantine trips with New South Wales (NSW) remain in place.

New Zealand public health officials regularly review developments and have determined that the public health risk from COVID-19 to us currently remains low.

There are now nine community cases in Sydney since last week. NSW public health officials are constantly adding new places of interest. Anyone who has been in Sydney since June 11 should check the NSW Health website.

Anyone who has been to a place of interest at the relevant time should contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453, get tested and stay home until they have a negative test result. They are also advised to continue monitoring for symptoms and, if necessary, get tested again.

Last week, contact tracers contacted 6,824 passengers from NSW who arrived in New Zealand before last Wednesday, when the first recent community case in Sydney was announced. These were travelers who had been in New South Wales since June 11.

The Department of Health is reminding anyone with symptoms to get tested. This advice applies to everyone, not just recent travelers.

Information on non-quarantine travel between New South Wales and New Zealand is available on the COVID-19 website.

Travelers to New Zealand from anywhere in Australia

  • Must meet eligibility criteria before traveling
  • Must complete the Nau Mai Ra Travel Declaration which allows contact tracers to contact them if they have been in an affected area at the relevant time but have since traveled to New Zealand
  • They are asked two sets of questions to find out if they have visited a place of interest
  • Are given advice on what to do if they become symptomatic


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