Exchange Rates

The exchange rates published are the “Buy TT” rates from our bank (Westpac NZ), as these are the relevant rates for buying a foreign currency. Note that there is a discrepancy between this rate and the “Sell TT” rate, which is often mistakenly quoted by some agents.

This rate is valid for a period of 7 days from the time the invoice is sent out.

Please Note: There is small incremental buffer included to counter any fluctuations within the time period before payment is made.

NZD rates: USD 0.625 0.60

New Zealand Arrival Requirements

Mar 24, 2022

New Zealand is opening up – here is what your clients need to know

We are thrilled to be working towards welcoming clients back to Aotearoa. In the detail below you will find a summary of the steps clients will need to follow to ensure they comply with government requirements to enter New Zealand.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to let us know or you can find more detail

New Zealand's borders are re-opening for vaccinated travellers arriving from a wide range of destinations from April 2022.

  • From 11:59pm 12 April 2022, vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents can enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival.
  • From 11:59pm 1 May 2022, vaccinated visitors from visa waiver countries, and visitors from other countries who already hold a valid visitor visa can enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival - Visa waiver countries and territories | immigration.govt.nz
  • All visa categories will reopen from October 2022 onwards, including visitor and student visas.


Step 1: Confirm your vaccination status

Non New Zealand citizens must be must be vaccinated with approved vaccines.

Unvaccinated children aged 16 years and under can self-test on arrival if they are travelling alone, or with parents or guardians who meet the requirements for self-testing.

Approved vaccines for entry to New Zealand
  Manufacturer (Marketing Authorisation Holder) Vaccine name Other names (including research name) Dose(s) required
1. Bharat Biotech Covaxin BBV152 2
2. Janssen (Johnson & Johnson Janssen Ad26.COV2.S1
3. Moderna Spikevax mRNA-1273 2
4. Novavax Nuvaxovid NVX-CoV2373 2
5. Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaxzevria AZD1222
ChAdOx1 nCoV-19
6. Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty BNT162b2
7. Serum Institute of India (AstraZeneca) Covishield AZD1222 2
8. Serum Institute of India (Novavax) Covovax   2
9. Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV Covilo
10. Sinovac CoronaVac PiCoVacc 2
11. Anhui Zhifei Longcom Zifivax ZF2001
ZF-UZ-VAC-2001 RBD-Dimer
12. Biological E. (BioE) Limited Corbevax BECOV2D
13. CanSinoBIO Convidecia PakVac
14. Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) Abdala CIGB-66 2
15. Chumakov Centre KoviVac   2
16. Federal Budgetary Research Institution State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology (FBRI) EpiVacCorona VECTOR 2
17. Federal Budgetary Research Institution State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology (FBRI) EpiVacCorona-N Aurora-CoV
18. Gameleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology Sputnik Light   1
19. Gameleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology Sputnik V Gam-COVID-Vac 2
20. Health Institutes of Turkey Turkovac ERUCOV-VAC 2
21. Instituto Finlay de Vacunas Cuba Soberana 02 FINLAY-FR-2
22. Instituto Finlay de Vacunas Cuba Soberana Plus FINLAY-FR-1A Only as a 3rd dose after 2 doses of Soberna 02
23. Kazakhstan Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems QazVac QazCovid-in
24. Medicago Inc COVIFENZ coVLP 2
25. Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corporation MVC COVID-19 vaccine MVC-COV1901 2
26. Minhai Biotechnology Co (Beijing) KCONVAC KconecaVac
Minhai COVID-19 vaccine
27. National Vaccine and Serum Institute (China) Recombinant SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (CHO Cell) NVSI-06-08
Recombinant COVID-19 Vaccine (CHO cell, NVSI-06-08)
28. Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (Iran) FAKHRAVAC MIVAC 2
29. Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute (Iran) Rasi Cov Pars   3
30. Shifa Pharmed Industrial Co (Iran) COVIran Barekat BIV1-CovIran 2
31. Sinopharm (Wuhan) WIBP-CorV Inactivated (Vero Cells) 2
32. Takeda
TAK-919 (Moderna formulation) 2
33. Valneva SE/Dynavax Technologies VLA2001 VLA2101 2
34. Vaxine/CinnaGen Co.
SpikoGen COVAX-19 2
35. Zydus Cadila ZyCoV-D   3

  • New Zealand citizens can self-test on arrival whether or not they are vaccinated.
  • Some people are exempt from the vaccination requirements.

Click here for a full summary of vaccination requirements


Step 2: Complete the traveller declaration

All travellers must complete the traveller declaration before travelling to New Zealand.

You will be asked to provide evidence that you have completed the declaration when you check-in at the airport, and by Customs when you arrive in New Zealand. It can be in either electronic or paper format.

Click here to complete your travel declaration.


Step 3: Get your pre-departure test

Prior to departing for New Zealand, travellers entering New Zealand must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 result from one of these tests:

  • A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test administered no more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure of your first international flight to New Zealand, or
  • Supervised rapid antigen test (RAT) no more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure of your first international flight to New Zealand, or
  • A supervised loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) test no more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure of your first international flight to New Zealand.

You are responsible for checking your chosen testing provider can provide you with acceptable pre-departure documentation to the specified standard required by the New Zealand Government. Tests from free community testing stations may not be acceptable for travel clearance, so check before your test.

Click here for a full summary of pre-departure testing requirements


Step 4: At the departure airport

You need to have some evidence at the airport. Your documents can be paper or electronic.

If they apply to you, you will need your:

  • passport, and your visa
  • ticket for your flight
  • completed traveller declaration
  • evidence of your vaccination status
  • negative pre-departure test result.

You will be asked if you have COVID-19 symptoms by airline staff.


Step 5: When you arrive in New Zealand

Go through Customs
Customs will verify your travel history, negative pre-departure test result, vaccination status, traveller declaration and any other entry requirements. Expect some delays as you transit through the airport. Please be kind to airport staff as they are working as quickly and carefully as they can.

Get your welcome pack
You will be given your welcome pack at Biosecurity once you have gone through Customs.

Your welcome pack has:

  • rapid antigen test (RAT) kits
  • a guide to testing.

You must take 2 tests:

  • Day 0/1, when you arrive in New Zealand, and
  • Day 5/6.

Testing requirements after arriving in New Zealand