Coronavirus Update

New Zealand Immigration Update: February 2019

In response to the coronavirus outbreak (2019-nCoV) in China the NZ Government has placed temporary restrictions on entry to NZ for individuals who have recently left or transited through mainland China.

Background

In response to the coronavirus outbreak (2019-nCoV) in China the NZ Government has placed temporary restrictions on entry to NZ for individuals who have recently left or transited through mainland China.

The Immigration New Zealand China Beijing office has been temporarily closed due to this outbreak.  Where possible, applications will be re-routed to other branches for processing, to minimise delays.

 

Update

All foreign travellers who have left or transited through mainland China after 2 February 2020 (NZ time) will be refused entry into NZ.  This ban will be in place for at least 14 days. 

NZ citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members will still be able to enter NZ, but they must isolate themselves for the first 14 days of arrival.

​This update follows similar announcements from Australia and the United States, who have also barred travellers from mainland China crossing their borders in an attempt to prevent the spread of this highly contagious virus.

Our advice

If you intend to or have recently left or transited through mainland China your entry to NZ may be affected.  

Questions?

Please get in touch with one of our experts today. 

Natasha Rae

Immigration – Senior Associate

+64 3 335 3483

natasha.rae@cavell.co.nz

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Jackson Hagen

Immigration – Solicitor

+64 3 385 3480

jackson.hagen@cavell.co.nz

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Kendal Cosgrove

Immigration – Law Clerk

+64 3 339 5636

kendal.cosgrove@cavell.co.nz

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