The COVID-19 situation is different in each country. Stay up to date with the latest requirements for entry and travel, and with local measures in your country of destination.


New Zealand: Entry and travel

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FDFA recommendations for travelling abroad

Travel responsibly and take time to plan and organise your trip. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) recommends that you download the Travel Admin app, register, and enter your trips abroad before leaving for your holiday.

The FDFA Helpline is the single point of contact for enquiries about consular services.

Entry and stay

For all questions regarding entry to New Zealand, please contact Immigration New Zealand directly.

You must hold a valid visa or NZeTA (depending on length of stay / reason for stay). Please visit the New Zealand Immigration website for more information:

Information about transit through New Zealand can be found on the following website: Information about transit.

As per 5th of June 2023 NZT, eGate use has been approved for individuals travelling to and from New Zealand on Swiss passports. eGate is an automated way to get through passport control, allowing eligible passengers to complete their customs and immigration checks quickly and easily. In New Zealand, there are eGates at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown airports. You can use eGate if you are 12 years or older.

Further information can be found on the Customs New Zealand website: eGate (


New Zealand’s COVID-19 entry requirements were removed on 20 October 2022. Travellers do not need proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter New Zealand: Unite against COVID-19 – International travel.

Please check with the airline companies what transport conditions apply.