There are currently restrictions on flights to Timaru along with the rest of New Zealand. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions
New Zealand has restricted entry to all travelers with the exception of nationals of New Zealand (including Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau), residents and their family members, nationals of Australia ordinarily resident in New Zealand, Samoan and Tongan citizens making essential travel, travelers entering as essential health workers, other essential workers, New Zealand-based partners and dependent children (aged 19 years and under) of a work or student visa holder who is in New Zealand and humanitarian flights.
Essential workers who are specifically agreed to by the New Zealand Government (see here for specific details).
All travelers, except those from Australia, Antarctica, and most Pacific islands, must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight.
Travelers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
Travelers arriving from the Cook Islands, and are eligible to enter are no longer required to enter a managed isolation facility for 14 days and therefore don’t need a voucher for managed isolation.
Travelers are not allowed to transit with the exception of nationals and residents of New Zealand and nationals of Australia, travelers with a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) or transit visa issued by New Zealand.
Transit is only allowed at Auckland (AKL) for maximum 24 hours.
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Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Effective on November 3, travelers must have a voucher confirming their allocation to a place in managed isolation.
If you are looking to book a trip to Timaru and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.