With the rapid spread of COVID-19 around the globe, specifically across 88 countries, the international travel industry has been thrown into chaos. However, New Zealand still remains in the list of less vulnerable territories. For travelers who intend to visit New Zealand in the upcoming time, here is all you need to know then make a decision on whether you should apply for the NZ Visit eTA.
Coronavirus update in New Zealand
The New Zealand government has placed travel restrictions on foreign travelers who have been present in, or transited through these specific nations: Iran, Mainland China (not include Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan), Italy and Korea to prevent the coronavirus spread. Therefore, you may be able to prevent yourself from exposing this virus when in New Zealand. However, the decision to refuse entry to New Zealand does not apply to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, or residents with valid travel conditions and their immediate family, who will still be able to come to New Zealand.
Time to travel
The remission of the coronavirus epidemic has been expected to occur in the upcoming months. Therefore, it is a good time to travel to New Zealand since the ski season lasts from early June to the end of October. A winter ski campaign has already been launched to attract beginners into the regions off-peak, as well as adding more alternative activities like (dog) sledding. The campaign focuses on the four key ski regions – Mount Ruapehu, Mt Hutt, Queenstown, and Wanaka. In addition, Australian and Australian permanent residents are targeted as the main source of the tourism industry in the next season. To boost the number of arrivals, there will be more package deals and big offers for tourists traveling to New Zealand in the upcoming time when the coronavirus epidemic is over.
Winter witnesses the re-opening of ski fields and the flux of international visitors. From sporty activities to chilled out destinations, winter seems to be the most expected time of the year that people can see the most majestic beauty of New Zealand. Go skiing, snowboarding, (dog) sledding, go whale watching are the most common ways to enjoy the winter in New Zealand to the fullest.
How to protect yourself if traveling?
If you go ahead with your travel plans this summer, here is a range of recommendations you should strictly follow to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection. The first three golden rules suggested by the WHO include washing hands frequently, wearing a mask covering nose and mouth when coughing, and avoiding close contact with people showing symptoms. Otherwise, the WHO recommends that you contact the local health center and inform them of your travel history if you do show any symptoms during the trip in New Zealand, particularly, please telephone the health line (for free and available for 24 hours, 7 days a week) on 0800 358 5453 immediately.
Do not worry since our service is available 24/7/365 to provide you and your family all the possible information about the trip to New Zealand in the upcoming time in 2020 and how to get the New Zealand Travel Authority (NZ Tourist eTA) at the soonest time.
For any assistance, please call 24h professional support center below or send an email to email@example.com
United States: +1 818 930 5979
United Kingdom: +44 783 872 9888