Open with restrictions

the United States Travel Restrictions

63.20% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 62.55% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the United States.

the United States entry details and exceptions

Citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specified exceptions, will be allowed to enter the United States.

Please find list of entry suspension for certain countries based on the last proclamation.


Outgoing travel to the United StatesTravelling from New Zealand to the United States

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to the United States.

Details and exceptions

This applies to ALL incoming air travelers even those who have been fully vaccinated.

Children under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test results.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering the United States.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are recommended to quarantine between 7-10 days after arrival in the US.

A COVID-19 test is recommended to be taken 3-5 days after arrival. If the test is negative, it is recommended that travelers quarantine for 7 days. If the test is positive, they should self-isolate until recovery.

Travelers should check quarantine requirements for the specific states they are going to as some states may still have mandatory quarantine for incoming international travelers.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from the United States

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the United States will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Australia, Cook Islands and Niue) must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel in New South Wales and Queensland are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the United States

Masks:Recommended in public spaces and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter the United States.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the United States with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the United States with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in the United States is recommended in public spaces and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in the United States are open with restrictions. Bars in the United States are open with restrictions.