Quarantine free travel between Australia and New Zealand commenced at 21:59 AEST on 18 April 2021. All travellers who have been in either Australia or New Zealand for 14 days can travel by air between Australia and New Zealand quarantine free, without the need to apply for a travel exemption.
This includes travellers who have spent all 14 days in either safe travel zone country, or people who have travelled between the two countries and are returning within the 14 day period.
All people residing in Australia or New Zealand (including foreign nationals) can use quarantine free travel, as long as they meet the health, immigration and other standard border clearance requirements in each country.
All travellers should check the arrangements in their place of arrival and their place of final destination as quarantine requirements may apply in certain circumstances.
Bringing your business event to New Zealand will allow organisations from both nations to reconnect and reset; to open opportunities for trans-Tasman collaboration; and to encourage organisations to look beyond their borders again to create new networks, share knowledge, and drive research, innovation, and growth. Its important that you are aware that quarantine-free travel could be paused or suspended at any time, so stay up to date here for any changes.
Complete an online travel declaration before you depart from Australia. This declaration mainly asks you about your travel plans and contact details.
If you are planning on travelling to Auckland quarantine free read how to here.
When you arrive in New Zealand download the New Zealand Government Covid Tracer app
New Zealand's Covid Tracer App
What to expect when you visit Auckland
Visitors to Auckland will have a number of new hotels, restaurants, bars and visitor attractions to choose from. Beautification projects in the city centre and Viaduct precinct have also boosted the region’s world-class offering for visitors and residents.
New hotel openings include the Park Hyatt, Sudima Hotel, QT and Hotel Britomart. New attractions include Weta Workshop Unleashed and the All Blacks Experience and on the food scene a host of new eateries by celebrity chefs, including Homeland by Peter Gordon, a food embassy, cooking school and restaurant.
Several business event venues and facilities have also been revamped. This closely follows the opening of Commercial Bay, which many of our international visitors may not have had the opportunity to experience.
Would you like to know more about how we can support you hosting an event in Auckland? Connect with the team:
Business Events Manager - Australia – Kenneth Pereira
Business Development Manager – Melbourne – Edwina Fitzsimon
Business Development Manager – Australia - Anne-Sophie Pouzin