Updated New Zealand vaccination requirements

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes to the requirements migrants face in their bids to move across borders. Recent updates to New Zealand’s vaccination requirements are particularly notable for those South Africans seeking to enter the country.

Full courses of approved vaccines

As of 1 November 2021, no non-citizens will be granted entry to New Zealand unless they can prove that they have received a full course of the vaccines that have been approved by the New Zealand government. There are currently three vaccines with full approval in New Zealand: the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, as well as the Johnson and Johnson and Oxford/ AstraZeneca varieties. 

In addition to proof of vaccination, you must be able to produce results from a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before you board your flight. Furthermore, you will be required to spend seven days in managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ), and you must present a valid voucher for that purpose. In fact, you will not be allowed to board your outgoing flight unless you have your MIQ voucher. 

Tri-Nations Migrations specialises in assisting South Africans with specialist immigration advice services to help those who are looking to live in New Zealand or Australia. Our systems and procedures assist you in collating the necessary supporting documentation to enable us to lodge a successful residence application in the shortest possible timeframe. To find out if your skills are required in New Zealand or if you have been thinking about emigrating for a while, then Tri-Nations Migrations is here to help. For any information on what is required to emigrate, including New Zealand’s vaccination requirements, visit our website or contact us today.

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