Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update as of 20 Mar 2020
New Zealand has 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19. For a summary of the current status see our latest media release (19 March). More information is available on our current cases page. With continued vigilance the chance of widespread community outbreak is expected to remain low.
Travellers who have arrived in New Zealand within the last 14 days are being asked to self-isolate – see Self-isolation to find out more.
If you have been overseas within the last 14 days and develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath, call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
New border measures announced
The Government has announced further border measures restricting entry to New Zealand.
From 11.59pm 19 March 2020, only New Zealand residents and citizens (and their children and partners) will be permitted to enter New Zealand. (This includes the Realm countries, Australian citizens and permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand, airline and marine crew.)