New Zealand border reopening: A guide for Australian travellers
On 13 April 2022, New Zealand will reopen its borders to vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents arriving from anywhere in the world. Here’s everything you need to know about the change.
Australia and New Zealand have always shared a special relationship, with both Aussies and Kiwis often travelling across the Tasman Strait for work, study or travel.
But COVID-19 has seen New Zealand seal off their borders for two years to protect its residents from the virus. Except for a short-lived travel bubble with Australia, only New Zealand citizens have been allowed in and out of the country since March 2020.
Happily, with case numbers down and vaccination rates up in Australia, New Zealand has declared their borders open to vaccinated Australians from 13 April.