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It is almost business as usual in New Zealand with few government Covid -19 restrictions imposed on travel around the country. Vaccinated Australians will be able to come to New Zealand without isolating from 13 April 2022. Fully vaccinated travellers from visa-waiver countries will be able to enter the country from 02 May 2022.

People already with visas, but outside the visa waiver list, would become eligible to enter New Zealand on May 2.
For people from outside visa waiver countries, the government is yet to make an announcement determined by the time required to process new visas. We shall keep you updated on this information as it comes to hand.

You may not be allowed to board your flight or cruise to New Zealand if you do not have a valid passport, the right Visa or an NZeTA. You can travel to New Zealand without applying for a visa — if you are travelling on a passport from a visa waiver country, a cruise ship passenger or a permanent resident of Australia. If you are from a visa waiver country you must hold an NZeTA before you travel. For more information, visit: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/

International travellers are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter New Zealand. Under the World Health Organisation regulations there are are no other vaccination requirements for travellers to New Zealand.

Yes, you should always be insured when you travel.

New Zealand enjoys a temperate climate, not too hot and not too cold.

Autumn (Mar-May) is relaxed, warm and colourful.
Winter (Jun-Aug) is intimate and cozy with the south delivering majestic snowy scenery.
Spring (Sep-Nov) brings fresh green days, frolicking lambs, flowing waterfalls and icing sugar snow tops.
Summer (Dec-Feb) delivers long warm days perfect for outdoor activities.

The North Island is known for its gorgeous coastlines, volcanic geology and geothermal hotspots.
The South Island is more expansive and is best known for its dramatic scenery boasting sky high mountains and deep fjords.

This question all depends on what your interests are...

Queenstown has lots of adventure activities so this is a really popular place to visit.
Rotorua is a unique destination delivering amazing geothermal sights.
Glaciers all around the world are retreating, its a good time to visit those now!

Special places and hidden gems can be found all around the country. We can help find the ones that suit you best.

Yes you should book ahead, so you don't miss out and be disappointed. Particularly in the busy summer season (Oct-Mar) and the winter ski season (Jul-Sep) towns such as Queenstown and Wanaka.

If you don't want the expense of roaming it is best to purchase a local SIM card from one of New Zealand’s four main providers; Spark, 2 Degrees, Vodafone and Skinny. They can be purchased from international airports or from stores across New Zealand.

New Zealand is a fairly informal country and very few places insist on strict dress codes. If you’re spending time in the cities, bring something smart for evenings out along with practical and comfortable clothes. Wearing layers is essential in New Zealand with the unpredictable and changeable weather, even in summer.

We suggest packing a rain proof jacket and comfortable, closed toe walking shoes as part of your essential items. Sunscreen and insect repellent are also recommended.

As a multi-cultural nation, New Zealand has a diverse range of foods available to all tastes.

New Zealand has a small population of Muslims but also welcomes many Muslim visitors who require Halal meals. This means there are plenty of Halal certified or specialist restaurants in New Zealand.

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