Everyone who enters New Zealand is required to stay in a managed isolation facility for a minimum of 14 days. During this time, you may not leave the facility.
Anyone who arrives in New Zealand and has symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 go into a separate quarantine facility.
This is a legal requirement.
Many of the managed isolation facilities are hotels, staffed by a team of health professionals, hotel and government personnel.
COVID-19 is a virus that can be passed between people. The 14-day period allows us to isolate you in case you are incubating the disease and means we can better control potential spread to the New Zealand community.
Having recently returned from an international destination means you are at risk of carrying the virus and potentially bringing it back into New Zealand. New Zealand currently has very few COVID-19 cases and we’re trying to keep it that way.
The thee golden rules of managed isolation
- you must not leave the hotel. Anyone trying to leave will be referred to the police.
- masks must be worn in all public areas, and when you are meeting with health staff.
- you must remain 2 metres away from all other people, except those in your bubble.