If you develop COVID-19 symptoms while visiting New Zealand 

Find out what you need to do if you develop COVID-19 symptoms while visiting New Zealand.  On arrival in New Zealand, we recommend you test for COVID-19 if you have symptoms. You must isolate for 7 days if you test positive. Welcome Packs containing rapid antigen test kits are available for … Read more

What happens if you test positive for COVID-19?

What to expect if you test positive for COVID-19. This includes getting your results, contact tracing, what you need to do, and support you will get.  Getting your results  Testing positive is nothing to be embarrassed about — it can happen to anyone. COVID-19 doesn’t care who it infects.   If … Read more

Wearing a face mask

Face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of virus particles:  spread by someone with COVID-19  inhaled by people near them.   There are some places you may have to wear a face mask, like healthcare settings (GPs, hospitals, etc.). Make sure you stay up to date … Read more

Travelling to New Zealand  

New Zealand’s borders are open. Find out what you need to do when travelling to New Zealand.   About travelling to New Zealand  To travel to New Zealand, you need to meet several requirements.   The steps below explain what evidence you need to provide to enter New Zealand.  You no longer … Read more

Isolating at home 

If you test positive for COVID-19, you need to self-isolate. When you need to isolate  You only need to isolate if you test positive for COVID-19.  Isolation can be at your home or at suitable alternative accommodation.   How long you need to isolate  You will need to self-isolate for at … Read more

Medicines to treat COVID-19 

COVID-19 antiviral medicines can help people who are at risk of becoming very sick with COVID-19.  Taking antiviral medicines to treat COVID-19  COVID-19 antiviral medicines are available to treat eligible people who have tested positive or are a household contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 at home.  … Read more

Legal Recognition of Sign Languages in Asia Pacific 2022

In 2019, The Nippon Foundation approached Deaf Aotearoa about providing advice on the legal recognition of sign languages, and how countries in the Asia Pacific region could work towards having their own sign languages legally recognised. The Nippon Foundation funded a workshop in Wellington in February 2020 which included representatives … Read more

Public Holiday on 26 September to mark passing of Queen Elizabeth II

New Zealand will mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with a State Memorial Service and one-off public holiday on Monday 26 September, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced. “As New Zealand’s Queen and much loved Sovereign for over 70 years, it is appropriate that we mark her life of … Read more

The Pfizer vaccine

Find about the Pfizer vaccine and how you can get vaccinated.  About the Pfizer vaccine  The main COVID-19 vaccine we are using in New Zealand is made by Pfizer-BioNTech. It is also known by its brand name, Comirnaty.   It is an mRNA-based (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccine. It does not contain … Read more

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