Last updated on 14 MAY 2022, 1000HRS (GMT+8)


Travel regulation for New Zealand


 Category of Passengers Allowed Entry


Effective 1 August 2022, New Zealand will fully reopen its borders for eligible vaccinated travellers subject to the stipulated entry requirements.


 Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order


The following requirements currently, and upon New Zealand’s full border reopening, applies unless otherwise stated/updated.

1.  All non-New Zealand Citizens (including New Zealand permanent residents and temporary visa holders) must meet the following vaccination requirements as part of the entry procedure:

  • Have had a full course of any of the 22 COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved by a government or approval authority
  • Last dose was administered at least 14 days before arrival in New Zealand


This requirement does not apply to the below traveller categories:

  • Are a New Zealand citizen;
  • Aged 17 years and below; or
  • Cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, with proper documentation.


2.  Travellers must complete the New Zealand Traveller Declaration prior to check-in via the New Zealand Traveller Declaration website.


3.  Travellers aged 2 years and above are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure to New Zealand through one of the following methods:

  • RT-PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure; or
  • Supervised rapid antigen test (RAT) taken no more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure; or
  • Supervised loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) test administered no more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure.


4.  Travellers who recently recovered from COVID-19 are still required to conduct a pre-departure test. The following documents must be obtained from a medical practitioner:

  • A medical certificate with the date of the previous positive test, within 48 hours before scheduled departure, and
  • Documentation from the medical practitioner stating that the traveller is no longer infected with COVID-19.


For more detailed requirements, please visit the New Zealand Immigration website. 


Please note that travel restrictions and advisories may change at short notice, and that you continue to be solely responsible for complying with all laws and/or travel requirements of jurisdictions to be flown from, into or over. Malaysia Airlines (MH) makes no representation or warranty (either express or implied) on the completeness or accuracy of the information contained herein, and shall not be liable for any errors or omissions, or any damages that may result from your access to, use of, and reliance on such information.



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