Check out Updated New Zealand Travel Requirements for 2022

COVID New Zealand Travel Requirements for Foreigners for 2022: This is the updated advisory for traveling passengers arriving in New Zealand. This is sourced from Philippine Airlines COVID travel advisory.

As you plan your business or pleasure trip to New Zealand, there are a few things you’ll need to take into consideration. In this article, we will outline the New Zealand travel requirements for foreigners and provide information on the COVID restrictions that are currently in place. Here is a checklist of what you’ll need to do in order to make your trip go as smoothly as possible.

These travel requirements are for travel to New Zealand only. Looking for information when arriving in the Philippines from abroad? Check out the COVID Travel Requirements for foreigners or returning overseas Filipinos arriving from abroad. Or click here for General Travel Requirements for Destinations Within the Philippines.

Covid New Zealand Travel Requirements
Check out New Zealand Travel Requirements for 2022

New Zealand Requirements per Philippine Airlines Advisory

Allowed Travelers

  • New Zealand citizens and residents (and their children and partners) are permitted to enter New Zealand. This includes the Realm countries (the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau), Australian citizens and permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand, airline crew and marine cargo crew.
  • There are some exceptions, on a case-by-case basis, for critical workers, humanitarian reasons, partners or dependent children of visa holders living in New Zealand, and others.
  • Effective May 06, 2022, all New Zealand residence class visa holders and Australian citizens who are ‘ordinarily resident’ in New Zealand can enter New Zealand without needing to provide proof of vaccination.

New Zealand Requirements: Medical Documents

  • Negative COVID-19 Test (RT-PCR) Result valid taken within seventy-two (72) hours prior to departure

New Zealand Requirements: Travel Documents

New Zealand Requirements: Quarantine Requirements

  • While in a managed isolation facility, all travelers will be tested for COVID-19. Testing typically happens on or around day 0/1 (arrival), day 3, and day 5/6 (prior to departure from MIQ). If the day 5/6 test result is not received prior to day 7 departure and if they are traveling outside Auckland, people will have a Rapid Antigen Test and be allowed to leave if it is negative. 
  • Effective March 4, 2022, New Zealanders and other eligible travelers coming from anywhere in the world are no longer required to self-isolate if they are fully vaccinated and meeting other health requirements, e.g. pre-departure testing.
  • For more information about the quarantine protocols in New Zealand, please visit

COVID New Zealand Travel Requirements for Arriving Local Passengers Disclaimer: Please note that there may be multiple travel requirements for each international destination. These rules are subject to change by the issuing foreign government authority and are issued for our passengers’ and the public’s safety. As these requirements may change at short notice, the advisories above serve as a general guide.

New Zealand and Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the flag carrier of the Philippines. It has a history dating back to 1941, when it was founded as Philippine Aerial Taxi Company (PATCO). The airline has been through a number of name changes and ownership changes, but it remains one of the largest and most successful airlines in the Philippines.

In 1970, PAL began operating flights to New Zealand. In the early years, the airline had a strong presence in the New Zealand market, flying to Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. However, as competition grew, PAL withdrew from the New Zealand market in 2004. In recent years, there has been increasing demand for flights between the Philippines and New Zealand, and PAL has announced plans to resume services to New Zealand soon.