New Zealand temporarily restricts travel from China

2 February, 2020

New Zealand's Government implemented (02-Feb-2020) temporary entry restrictions into the country on all foreign nationals travelling from or transiting through mainland China, to assist with the containment of coronavirus and the protection of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands from the virus, effective immediately. Any foreign travellers who leave or transit through mainland China after 02-Feb-2020 will be refused entry to New Zealand. Any foreign travellers in transit to New Zealand on 02-Feb-2020 will be subject to enhanced screening on arrival and, pending clearance, will be granted entry to New Zealand. New Zealand citizens and permanent residents returning to New Zealand will be eligible to enter the country, however must self isolate for 14 days upon arrival in the country. The travel restrictions will be in place for up to 14 days. [more - original PR]