Queenstown Airport Travel Advisory

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From Monday 3 February, travellers arriving from mainland China or who have transitted through the country will be refused entry to New Zealand. New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and their immediate family are exempt but are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival back in the country.

The restrictions will stay in place for up to 14 days and will be reviewed every 48 hours.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has also raised its travel advice to New Zealanders for mainland China to “Do not travel”, the highest level.

Queenstown Airport does not have any direct flights to or from mainland China however we are advising passengers planning to travel to China or via China to other destinations to contact their airline or travel agent regarding their itinerary before coming to Queenstown Airport, in case of any flight schedule changes.

Passengers departing New Zealand on international flights should allow extra time to complete check-in. Due to enhanced screening, and the temporary suspension of e-gates, it may take longer for arriving passengers to clear border formalities.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this time.

Helpful resources:

New Zealand Government travel advice: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/novel-coronavirus-china-2019-ncov

Foreign embassies and consulates in New Zealand: https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/embassies/

Public Health South medical advice: https://www.southernhealth.nz/novel-coronavirus