Information is based on travel restrictions from Qatar to South Island
Most visitors from Qatar can enter South Island without restrictions.
COVID-19 testing requirements Visitors from Qatar are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering South Island.
Quarantine requirements Visitors from Qatar are not required to quarantine after entering South Island.
Documents Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.
Online Travel Declaration - Complete the Travel Declaration process to obtain a Travel Pass prior to arrival in New Zealand.
Request to Travel Form - Use this form if you have a critical reason to travel to New Zealand while the COVID-19 border restrictions are in place.
Can I fly back to Qatar from South Island?
Returning to Qatar from South Island
COVID-19 testing requirements Visitors from South Island must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Qatar.
Quarantine requirements Visitors from South Island are not required to quarantine after entering Qatar.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to South Island?
To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting South Island. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.