Foreign nationals who are permitted to enter New Zealand (strictly only NZ residents and their families, foreign students, diplomats and others on a specific list) from November 1 will need to be fully vaccinated, the government recently announced.
Travellers will have to declare their vaccination status when registering with the country's isolation system and provide proof of vaccination or exemption to their airline on boarding and to customs officers on arrival.
Arrivals in New Zealand will still have to spend 14 days in quarantine, and all travellers -- except those from exempt locations -- will still need to show a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours of their first scheduled international flight.
Additionally Air New Zealand has announced that all passengers on its international flights would need to be vaccinated from February 2022 onwards.
It is believed that New Zealand’s plans to reopen its borders in the first quarter of 2022 will be delayed by months.
Talks of a Trans-Tasman bubble between Australia and New Zealand are ongoing.