New Zealand’s reconnection with the world

Step one

Step one begins on 11:59 pm Sunday 27 February 2022.

Step two

Step two begins on 11:59 pm Sunday 13 March 2022.

Step three

Step three begins on 11:59 pm Tuesday 12 April 2022.

Step four

Step four is anticipated to begin in July 2022. It may occur earlier.

Step five

Step five is anticipated to begin in October 2022.

What of MIQ?

MIQ has caused a lot of heartache. From 27 February 2022, MIQ will be completely abolished for vaccinated people.

Isolation periods

While there will no longer be the MIQ requirement for vaccinated people, people travelling to New Zealand must still go through periods of self-isolation.


Upon arriving into New Zealand, the person will be given three rapid antigen tests. One will be used on day zero or day one, the second one is to be used on day five or six, and finally the third one is a back-up.

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