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For New Zealanders in Australia, the Government is committed to getting you home and recognises how challenging the situation is for travellers.

You will be able to return to New Zealand for 7 days from 11:59pm (NZT) on Friday 23 July. If we have not met the demand for New Zealanders to return in that time, we will work with airlines to extend these flights for a few days to make sure everyone who intends to return can do so.

The suspension will be reviewed in September.

If you’re in Australia (except for NSW) and you usually live in New Zealand, you have until 11:59pm (NZT) Friday 30 July to return home.

You will not enter a managed isolation (MIQ) facility but you must get a negative PCR or RT-PCR pre-departure test no more than 72 hours before the scheduled time of your first international flight.

After 30 July, eligible travellers in Australia will need to book red flights, however this may not happen immediately. These travellers will also have to book a space in MIQ.

The following people are eligible to book a return green flight home:
– New Zealand citizens.
– New Zealand permanent residents or resident visa holders.
– Citizens of Australia or persons who hold current permanent resident visas (including a resident return visa) issued by the Government of Australia who last departed New Zealand on or after 6 April 2021.
– Holders of New Zealand temporary visas who last departed New Zealand on or after 6 April 2021.
– Spouses, civil union partners, de facto partners, dependent children or parents of dependent children of any of the above categories.

Please contact your airline to book your flights.

You cannot transit NSW on your way to New Zealand. Check the transit requirements for other states with your airline.

If you’re in NSW, you can fly home under the existing travel plan for managed return flights if you are eligible. You must enter MIQ.

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