It's been a huge waiting game for those hoping to visit New Zealand, but borders reopened on 2 May. Now, there's even more good news, with pre-departure Covid tests being dropped for all arrivals.
It was announced on the New Zealand government website that pre-departure Covid tests for all international arrivals is ending on 21 June, as part of its 5-step border-opening plan.
In a statement, the government said: “The challenges predeparture tests pose to visitors are now no longer outweighed by the public health benefits."
If your flight departs to New Zealand after 11.59pm on 20 June, you will not need any pre-departure Covid test to gain entry to the country.
Yes, you still need to be fully vaccinated and take two lateral flow tests, one on the day you land and one in five/six days after.