COVID-19 Response from New Zealand Van Lines

NZ Van Lines Covid-19 Update - March 2022

New Zealand Van Lines are open for business and in full operation. The wellbeing of our customers and our staff is our top priority, please be rest assured that no matter what protection framework we operate in, we will adhere to strict health and safety requirements.

Unfortunately, due to the impact of covid-19 in New Zealand, with the isolation requirements and circumstances beyond our control, there are potential delays with communication and disruptions to moving services scheduled for the coming weeks. Please be rest assured our team are working hard to do all that is possible to mitigate the impact and support you with your upcoming relocation.

As we monitor the situation and follow the guidance of government, please be patient with our staff as we work through these difficult times.

NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework

New Zealand moved into the COVID-19 Protection Framework ‘Traffic Light System’ as of Friday 3rd December, 2021. The framework protects New Zealanders, minimising the impact of COVID-19 through three settings - Red, Orange and Green. 

The traffic light system framework provides a guide to protecting one another, keeping our health system running well and businesses open. Click here to view the COVI9-19 Protection Framework summary.

New Zealand is in the 'Orange' setting.

COVID-19 Update International Travel to New Zealand

The following people can enter New Zealand now from anywhere in the world and self-test on arrival.

  • Vaccinated and unvaccinated New Zealand citizens.
  • Vaccinated New Zealand residents.
  • Vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents.
  • Current temporary work and student visa holders, with a valid visa who can still meet their visa requirements - this includes both visa holders currently offshore, and those in New Zealand who choose to travel overseas and wish to return.
  • Up to 5,000 international students, for semester 2.
  • Vaccinated travellers with a border exception.
  • Vaccinated travellers on a working holiday scheme. 
  • Other vaccinated eligible travellers under current border settings.

From 11:59 pm 1 May 2022
The following vaccinated people can enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival:

  • Visitors from countries who do not need a visa (visa waiver visitors)
  • Visitors from other countries who already hold a valid visitor visa

From July 2022
Vaccinated travellers arriving under the Accredited Employer Work Visa categories can enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival.

From October 2022
All visa categories will reopen, including visitor and student visas.

As this is a fluid environment, please note governments can change regulations at short notice. For more information please visit:

Our NZ Van Lines team are here to assist with your moving requirements call: +64 0800 362 236 or email us at

Stay safe and take care from the New Zealand Van Lines team.

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