Auckland is now at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. 

As of midday, Friday, 12 March, New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. 

Alert Level 1 means that the disease is contained in New Zealand, but we all need to be prepared in case COVID-19 reappears in the community.

It is important that you use basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and cleaning surfaces. You should also keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen – if you have a smartphone, use the NZ COVID Tracer app with Bluetooth enabled. This helps with rapid contact tracing if it’s required.

Wearing a face mask is mandatory on public transport in New Zealand at all Alert Levels.

It is recommended that you follow the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, public health measures and consider others around you. 

Information about Alert Level guidelines for New Zealand can be found here.

The New Zealand border remains closed to anyone other than a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, those travelling from quarantine-free travel zones, or those granted a special exemption. 

Major events and business events

Alert Level 1 means mass gatherings and events can go ahead without restrictions on size. 

If you would like guidance regarding a future event, please contact us and we will provide as much assistance as we can. 

For major events, please contact: majorevents@aucklandnz.com 

For business events including conferences, meetings, seminars, corporate events and incentive programmes, please contact: conventions@aucklandnz.com 

People arriving in New Zealand

The New Zealand border remains closed to anyone other than a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, those travelling from quarantine-free travel zones, or those granted a special exemption. 

To plan your travel to New Zealand and find out what happens when you arrive, head to the Government’s COVID-19 Travel to New Zealand Guidelines and Immigration New Zealand for the most up-to-date border, visa and travel information.