New Zealand: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel RestrictionsUpdated on 12 Μάιος 2021, 09:54 UTC+8
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Entry into New ZealandEntry prohibited
From April 28, 2021, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering New Zealand. This policy does not apply to lawful residents holding valid travel documents or to persons traveling from Australia or Niue aboard special quarantine-free flights. Further exemptions exist for a limited number of special cases. Foreign nationals (including lawful residents) who, within 14 days of the scheduled departure, have visited Brazil, India, Pakistan, or Papua New Guinea are prohibited from entering New Zealand. All other non-nationals and non-residents seeking to travel to New Zealand must obtain specific approval from immigration authorities prior to boarding flights bound for New Zealand. Travelers are encouraged to verify their eligibility for entry prior to finalizing travel arrangements. This includes persons seeking to transit New Zealand for final destinations abroad. More information is available at the following URL: https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/
All persons (including New Zealand nationals and transit passengers) must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR), loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), or antigen test. This does not apply to children under 2 years of age or to persons traveling from the following locations: Antarctica, Australia, Cook Islands, Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna. All persons (including New Zealand nationals) must undergo a 14-day quarantine at a designated facility upon arrival. This policy does not apply to persons arriving aboard special quarantine-free flights from Australia or Niue, provided such travelers meet specific requirements established by New Zealand immigration authorities. All travelers are encouraged to verify their eligibility for quarantine-free entry prior to finalizing travel arrangements. Additional information is available at the following URL: https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/quarantine-free-travel/
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
All persons must have proof of a negative nucleic acid or antigen test for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
From May 4, 2021, foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.
All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.