Flying from India to New Zealand in 2022? Know about Travel and Vaccination Requirements


Cyril Zachariah
Updated on May 05, 2022 02:40 PM IST

Preparing to fly to New Zealand for higher education in 2022? Check out the travel and vaccination guidelines for Indian students intending to study in New Zealand. 

Flying from India to New Zealand in 2022? Know about Travel and Vaccination Requirements

Latest Update(May 5, 2022):From 11.59 pm onMay 5, 2022, New Zealand residence class visa holdersand Australian citizens ordinarily resident in New Zealandwho has not received Covid-19 vaccinationwill be able to enter New Zealand and have to undergoself-test on arrival.A negative pre-departure test is still required for entering New Zealand.

The people who need proof of vaccination to enter New Zealand are:

  • non-New Zealand citizensincluding New Zealand permanent residents
  • non-New Zealand citizens who are transiting New Zealand
  • foreign aircrew arriving in New Zealand

People above will not be able to enter New Zealand if they do not furnish proof of vaccination. Indian students planning to enter New Zealand will require full vaccination proof.

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(December 23, 2021): Every country across the globe has set its travel and quarantine guidelines for travellers entering from another country to contain the spread of the new coronavirus variant Omicron. If you are planning to travel to New Zealand from India, then there are specific travel and vaccination requirements that you need to fulfil.

Know all about the travel and quarantine rules in New Zealand, if you are visiting the country from India.

Travel Rules from India to New Zealand

If you are travelling to New Zealand from India then you must meet the travel requirements as mentioned here:

  • Travellers from India to New Zealand must be fully vaccinated

  • Vaccines that are approved by New Zealand for entry are AstraZeneca/Covishield, Covaxin, Moderna, Sputnik V, Covovax, Novavax and Janssen

  • Three doses of the Zydus Cadila vaccine required

  • The traveller must conduct a Covid-19 test before taking the flight

Also Read:Flying from India to the US in 2022? Know about Travel and Vaccination Requirements

After You Arrive in New Zealand

Check the guidelines that you need to follow after entering New Zealandfrom India:

  • On arrival in New Zealand,you will be screened for Covid-19, cold or flu symptoms at the airport

  • You will also have to take the Covid-19 test within 24 hours of arrival in New Zealand

  • During the waiting period for test results, you will have to be in quarantine at a government-designated centre or self-managed isolation facility centre. Both facilities are available in hotels

Also Read:New Zealand to Welcome International Students from Early 2022

Source: Government Website

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