Excellent news came out today as the New Zealand government announced the removal of all Covid-related testing and vaccination requirements for international travellers and returning residents alike.  

This news comes out following the removal of the New Zealand traffic light system for travellers, this rule was removed on Monday the 12th of September, with these new relaxations coming into action the same week for all travellers, regardless of their vaccination status.  

According to reports, visitors arriving in New Zealand from abroad will still continue to receive free antigen tests when they’re at the airport in New Zealand, they will also be encouraged to take tests on days one and five or six despite the removal of the mandatory testing rules.  

Arrivals will still be required to complete a traveller declaration before they take their flight to New Zealand. People who test positive for Covid will then be required to self-isolate for seven days. It is also recommended by the country’s authorities that household contacts take an antigen test every day for five days, if they continue to test negative they can resume daily life.  

The requirement for masks will also no longer be in place except for visitors to certain healthcare facilities such as hospitals, GPs, pharmacies, and aged care residential facilities. People may be asked to wear masks in other places, though this will not be mandatory from the government.  

If you’d like to find out more about the specifics of the new New Zealand travel requirements and how they may apply to your future holiday, don’t forget to check out the Foreign Travel Advice page that is updated live, or ask your friendly travel agent and PTS member.  

So, if you’re looking forward to your next holiday, don’t wait, book now with a travel business registered with PTS for 100% financial protection through trust. Or, if you’d like assistance choosing one of the lovely PTS members to book with, you can contact PTS directly at 0207 190 9988 

And if you’d like to learn more about your financial protection with PTS or how the Package Travel Regulations protect your holiday booking, check out our pages and Travel Advice. 

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