Our level of advice for Hong Kong has not changed; we recommend that New Zealanders exercise increased caution due to civil unrest. You can find further details in our Hong Kong travel advisory (external link).

Our separate advisory for Mainland China which can be found here (external link).

For health information about the ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus, New Zealanders should check the New Zealand Ministry of Health (external link)website, which includes advice for travellers. Further health information is available on the websites of WHO (external link)and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (external link).

The Hong Kong Government has activated its Emergency Response Level in relation to the coronavirus and reduced government services to essential and emergency services until further notice. Information about the Hong Kong Government’s response can be found here (external link).

The New Zealand Government has made the decision that any foreign travellers who have left or transited through mainland China after 2 February 2020 will be refused entry to New Zealand.

This does not apply to flights to and from Hong Kong at this time.

Further information is available on Immigration New Zealand’s website (external link).

We recommend New Zealanders travelling overseas register their details at: http://www.safetravel.govt.nz (external link) or visit SafeTravel.govt.nz

New Zealanders in need of urgent consular assistance can contact the Duty Officer by calling +852 2525 5044. Please follow the instructions on the recording.