Corona virus in New Zealand

Current regulations for work & travel, students and tourists in New Zealand

New Zealand Auckland

Entry requirements for New Zealand through COVID-19

The numerous tightening of entry and exit regulations worldwide have led to a significant reduction or cessation of air traffic in many countries. As the Federal Foreign Office reports, the Federal Government wants to enable all Germans who have been stranded abroad to return to Germany. Up to 50 million euros will be made available for this.

The focus is currently on the countries of Morocco, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines and Egypt. Many travelers, work & travel adventurers, students and au pairs in New Zealand are now unsure what exactly this means for them. In this post, we summarize the current measures and regulations that the Australian government has taken in connection with the Corona virus.

Update 23.03.2020: According to the latest information, there is probably also one Return campaign for Germans in New Zealand planned. All information and where you can register can be found below in the article!

Attention:

This article is updated and expanded regularly. No liability is assumed for the correctness and completeness of this compilation of information and links. For more detailed information, please contact the Foreign Office. We have also set up a Facebook group, where we offer help for all work & travelers, students and au pairs abroad whose stay abroad was influenced by COVID-19. Regardless of whether you are already abroad or still planning. Ask us your question, we will try to help.

COVID-19 measures for New Zealand

Since 19. March 2020 is a comprehensive one Entry ban for all foreign travelers without permanent residence permit (permanent residency) in New Zealand. German nationals with a residence permit in Australia and their immediate family members (spouses, minor children, legal guardians, this does not include parents) are excluded from the entry ban.

 

All who are entitled to enter New Zealand must register with the New Zealand health authorities since March 16, 2020 and then go into self-isolation for 14 days. They are asked by the New Zealand border authorities about their state of health and the way in which they intend to carry out their self-isolation. If no corresponding precautionary measures are taken or if they are refused, entry can be refused. The New Zealand authorities have announced that they will monitor compliance with self-isolation. Failure to comply could lead to deportation. Information on self-insulation is provided upon entry and can also be found on the New Zealand website Ministry of Health.

 

Exits or onward journeys from New Zealand to the Pacific States are controlled and may be prohibited. Cruise ships are no longer allowed to moor in New Zealand until June 30, 2020.

The most important questions and answers about the current Corona virus regulations in New Zealand

There is a 14-day self-isolation obligation upon entry, which you should definitely follow.

No.

If you are not yet in New Zealand, you can no longer enter New Zealand with the Working Holiday Visa (Work & Travel).

There is no minimum duration.

The entry ban was initially introduced for an indefinite period. It is observed how the situation is developing worldwide. It is not yet possible to predict when the entry requirements will be relaxed again.

No.

If you are already in the country, you do not have to leave as long as you meet the visa requirements.

Yes.

Yes, you can of course leave the country. However, it is currently not easy to find a suitable flight. Many flights were canceled and airlines have largely stopped operating. The few flights available are extremely expensive.

New Zealand Border Closure Press Conference

International risk areas (Status: 15.03.2020)

Italy
Iran
In China: Hubei Province (incl. Wuhan City)
In South Korea: Gyeongsangbuk-do Province (North Gyeongsang)
In France: Grand Est region (this region includes Alsace, Lorraine and Champagne-Ardenne)
In Austria: State of Tyrol
In Spain: Madrid
In USA: States of California, Washington and New York

Useful links and further information

Here you will find further information on the development of the corona virus. Keep up to date and keep yourself informed on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

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Useful Links

Info pages of the most common foreign health insurance providers

Statements from various ERASMUS networks on COVID-19:

Corona virus updates in New Zealand

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Update: 23.03.2020

The Federal Foreign Office informs that a return campaign for Germans in New Zealand is currently being planned. You can find all information here:

diplo.de/return campaign

Here you can register for the return campaign:

rueckholprogramm.de

Specific information about the New Zealand return campaign:

New Zealand.diplo.de

 

Update: 23.03.2020

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern has raised the Corona Virus alert level to level 3. As of Wednesday, March 25.03.2020th, 4, the alarm level will even be raised to XNUMX. This means that all non-essential businesses have to close. In addition, all universities and schools in the country are closed. From then on, only parents who work in essential jobs will be allowed to bring their children to schools and other educational institutions.

Update: 18.03.2020

Federal Foreign Office in Germany has issued a worldwide travel warning and advises against unnecessary tourist trips abroad. There are also increasing drastic restrictions on travel, quarantine measures and restrictions in public life.

Does this warning also apply to Work & Travel / AuPair stays?

The Federal Foreign Office currently advises against travel abroad. However, we think that this includes upcoming work & travel and au pair stays. In the current situation, we advise you to follow the recommendations of the authorities and not to start your stay abroad. Postponed is not cancelled. Wait until the situation calms down and start relaxing in the adventure of a lifetime a few months later.

I am already abroad. What should I do?

The numerous tightening of entry and exit regulations worldwide have led to a significant reduction or cessation of air traffic in many countries. As the Federal Foreign Office reports, the Federal Government wants to enable all Germans who have been stranded abroad to return to Germany. Up to 50 million euros will be made available for this.

You can find out whether this return campaign is suitable for you at FAQ page of the Federal Foreign Office read up. The focus is currently on the countries of Morocco, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines and Egypt.

In our Facebook group you can connect with other travelers, work & travelers and students. We offer free support and help for anyone who has been affected by the Corona virus abroad or while planning their stay abroad.

I am already in a semester abroad / student exchange / au pair / work & travel. Does the return campaign affect me?

The offer is primarily aimed at Germans who want to temporarily stay abroad and return, including participants in exchange programs and the like.

You can find out whether this return campaign is suitable for you during the semester abroad at FAQ page of the Federal Foreign Office read up. The focus is currently on the countries of Morocco, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines and Egypt.

How can I register for the return campaign?

To do this, sign up for the ELEFAND crisis preparedness list: elefand.diplo.de ´- Due to the current high demand worldwide, the program is heavily used, which can lead to delays. Enter your contact details there and you will then be contacted by the relevant diplomatic mission as soon as there are any new options for returning to Germany.

Help! Do good in difficult times!

Worldwide, the Corona virus is reported almost exclusively. The devastating bush fires in Australia seem to have long been forgotten. Nevertheless, there are still many construction sites here and there is above all a lack of financial support for non-profit organizations. We want to help and you can too!

Have you booked your Work & Travel adventure through a Work & Travel organization? Take 5 minutes and give a short, free review about the organization. You are not only helping other adventurers to find a suitable organization, you are also supporting a good cause! For every rating we give, we donate 10 cents to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on the Gold Coast in Australia. In addition, we are giving away Amazon vouchers under all ratings.

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For each evaluation, we donate 10 cents to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation
on the Gold Coast

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