Below is a summary of what this means for people residing in or visiting the region.
At Alert Level 1, everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want, but:
- if you are unwell - stay at home if you’re sick and get a test if you have symptoms.
- maintain good hygiene - wash your hands, sneeze and cough into your elbow.
- keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen.
- legally must wear a face covering on public transport and aircraft and use face coverings when you cannot maintain physical distance.
- keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while out.
For full up-to-date information please visit www.covid19.govt.nz
Two-way quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia will start on Monday 19 April. Travellers coming from safe zones in Australia will not be required to enter managed isolation or quarantine on arrival in New Zealand. To travel to/from New Zealand you will need to meet immigration rules and eligibility criteria. You can check the eligibility criteria for entering Australia or New Zealand here
More information on quarantine-free travel here
You legally must wear a face covering when you’re travelling on a domestic flight anywhere in New Zealand. This does not include private flights.
Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory tests for COVID-19. If you are not in a quarantine-free travel zone you still have to go through 14-day managed isolation or quarantine.
Information for the Tourism Industry
These are unprecedented times for our visitor sector. Our region has been significantly impacted across all areas – international visitor arrivals, corporate business events and travel, major events and all businesses who serve the visitor economy (hospitality, accommodation, retail, transport, venues and tourism operators).
Learn the steps you can take to unite for recovery. Find out what help is available and get the latest updates by visiting www.uniteforrecovery.govt.nz/business-work-and-money/business/