New Zealand is now at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. 

New Zealand’s 4-level Alert System lists the public health and social measures to be taken against COVID-19 at each level.

Alert Level 1 means that the disease is contained, but we all need to be prepared in case COVID-19 reappears in the community. You must practise good hygiene and physical distancing and keep track of where you have been.  

You do not have to wear a face mask at Alert Level 1. However, you are encouraged to use a face mask on public transport and when you cannot maintain physical distance from people you do not know, for example in supermarkets. 

At Alert Level 1, you can gather with as many people as you want. 

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

Information about Alert Level 1 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, or those granted a special exemption. These border restrictions, along with assertive contact tracing and monitored self-isolation are central to the Government’s approach of keeping COVID-19 out and slowing any progression.

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

New Zealand’s borders remain closed to anyone other than a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or those granted a special exemption.  Anyone arriving home is required to go into government-managed isolation or quarantine, for at least 14 days. Arrivals cannot self-isolate at home or take a domestic flight until this 14-day period is completed. Following this, people are able to leave their homes or accommodation freely while following the Alert Level guidelines imposed by the New Zealand Government. See the COVID-19 guidelines and Immigration New Zealand for the most up-to-date border, visa and travel information.