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Last verified: Sunday, 31. May 2020 at 07:21 AM

New Zealand Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to New Zealand

Local Situation: 3.2 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to New Zealand. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.2 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in New Zealand

There are currently 1,154 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in New Zealand. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 22 officially reported deaths related to this disease in New Zealand.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for New Zealand

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for New Zealand.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination New Zealand from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in New Zealand.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/new-zealand-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Nya Zeeland är ett tryggt resmål men det är bra att vara normalt vaksam.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/NZ

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/new-zealand

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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If you're in New Zealand and want to leave we recommend you do so now while commercial options are available. Follow the Australian High Commission New Zealand on social media for regular updates. If you're an Australian normally resident in New Zealand you can return but you'll be required to isolate for 14 days in either quarantine or a managed isolation facility ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/new-zealand

Individual rating changes for New Zealand

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of New Zealand. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for New Zealand changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for New Zealand with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for New Zealand changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for New Zealand to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for New Zealand changed from 2.0 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for New Zealand to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for New Zealand changed from 1.3 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for New Zealand with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for New Zealand changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for New Zealand with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for New Zealand with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for New Zealand with a rating of 2.0.

About New Zealand

New Zealand with its capital Wellington is a country in Oceania (Australia and New Zealand), about the size of Colorado (268,680 km²). The country is located Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia. The climate can be described as temperate with sharp regional contrasts. The landscape is predominately mountainous with some large coastal plains. With a population of about 4.15 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Wellington
Population about 4.15 million
Size 268.680 km²
Size comparable to about the size of Colorado
Common languages English, Maori
Currency Dollar (short: NZD)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +64
Internet Top Level Domain .nz
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 NZ
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 NZL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 554

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems New Zealand is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • native flora and fauna hard-hit by invasive species
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • earthquakes are common, though usually not severe
  • significant volcanism on North Island; Ruapehu (2,797 m), which last erupted in 2007, has a history of large eruptions in the past century; Taranaki has the potential to produce dangerous avalanches and lahars; other historically active volcanoes include
  • volcanic activity

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of New Zealand. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agriculture
  2. construction
  3. financial services
  4. fishing
  5. forestry
  6. logs
  7. manufacturing
  8. mining
  9. real estate services
  10. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. beef
  3. dairy products
  4. fruit
  5. poultry
  6. seafood
  7. sheep
  8. vegetables
  9. wheat
  10. wine

New Zealand Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from New Zealand.

Export products

  1. crude oil
  2. dairy products
  3. edible offal
  4. fruit
  5. logs
  6. meat
  7. wine
  8. wood articles

Import products

  1. electrical machinery
  2. mechanical machinery
  3. parts
  4. petroleum
  5. products
  6. textiles
  7. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for New Zealand?

New Zealand is currently rated at 3,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to New Zealand.

Is it safe to travel New Zealand in 2020?

Visiting the country New Zealand is usually fine. The score is at 3,2 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for New Zealand?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for New Zealand.

What is the current Corona virus situation in New Zealand?

There are currently 1,154 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in New Zealand. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 22 officially reported deaths related to this disease in New Zealand.

What is the size of New Zealand?

New Zealand has a size of 268,680 km² or 103,738 mi² which is about the size of Colorado.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.