Travel Update

Travel Update

New Zealand’s international borders are now open to Australian and other visa-waiver visitors. For the latest information on COVID-19 guidelines when travelling to or around New Zealand, visit

We are dedicated to supporting our membership through these unprecedented and challenging times. A key focus is on supporting with information and communications relating to the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and coordinating information on behalf of the industry.

DQ is part of the Southern Lakes Business Response Group (BRG) which has been formed by Southern Lakes business agencies – QLDC Economic Development, Ignite Wānaka Chamber, Queenstown Chamber, APBA, and Lake Wānaka Tourism. The BRG provides a coordinated local COVID-19 response and support network for the Southern Lakes business community.

If you aren’t already receiving our regular BRG communications, please click below:

You can find more information about the combined local response to the outbreak of COVID-19, and useful links to advice and support on the QLDC website here. Other resources are below:

COVID-19 National Response

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place:

Ministry of Health

The latest information and advice on COVID-19:

Southern District Health Board

Local information and advice:

Otago CDEM

Advice about preparing for an emergency and self-isolating:

Queenstown Airport

Information about local travel restrictions and what to expect at the district's airport:


For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIM. If you develop any cold or flu like symptoms, phone Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 or contact your GP, including phoning ahead of your visit.

Immigration New Zealand

For the latest COVID-19 information from Immigration New Zealand:

We are here to help, so if you have any concerns, or are not getting the support you need, please contact anyone below: