From 8 November 2021 there will be one way quarantine-free travel from Samoa, Tonga or Vanuatu to New Zealand.
As a result, RSE workers from these countries will no longer be required to take any COVID-19 tests or self-isolate on arrival in New Zealand.
Unlike other quarantine-free travellers from Samoa, Tonga or Vanuatu to New Zealand (who must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter New Zealand, unless they are New Zealand citizens or otherwise exempt from the requirement), until 1 January 2022 RSE workers arriving from Samoa, Tonga or Vanuatu are only required to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
For more information about quarantine-free travel for RSE workers from Vanuatu, Samoa or Tonga to New Zealand, visit the Unite against COVID-19 website:
Travel to New Zealand(external link) — Unite against COVID-19
For more information on immigration eligibility to enter New Zealand from Vanuatu, Samoa or Tonga for RSE work, visit the Immigration New Zealand website:
Travelling from Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu(external link) — Immigration New Zealand