Covid Update

Get A Free Quote


NZ Covid-19 Update

New Zealand Van Lines are open for business and in full operation. The wellbeing of our customers and our staff is our top priority, please be rest assured that no matter what protection framework we operate in, we will adhere to strict health and safety requirements. 

Please read the latest updates on New Zealand’s Covid response and international travel.

Unfortunately, due to the impact of Covid-19 in New Zealand, with the isolation requirements and circumstances beyond our control, there are potential delays with communication and disruptions to moving services scheduled.

Please be assured our team are working hard to do all that is possible to mitigate the impact and support you with your upcoming relocation.

New Zealand COVID-19 Response:

As of Tuesday 13th September 2022 most covid-19 rules and border restrictions have been removed. Isolating for 7 days remains a requirement for everyone who tests positive. To find out what you need to know about the next phase click here.

Who can enter New Zealand now?

Update 13th September, 2022

  • To enter to New Zealand, you do not need proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please check with your airline as they may still require proof of vaccination.
  • You do not need to take any COVID-19 tests or self-isolate when you arrive.

For more information about international travel follow this link.

As this is a fluid environment, please note the government can change regulations at short notice. For more information please visit:

Our NZ Van Lines team are here to assist with your moving requirements, complete the contact form or email us at

Stay safe and take care from the New Zealand Van Lines team.



The shipping industry has significantly been impacted by the covid-19 pandemic, we continue to experience significant impacts within the shipping industry; with shipping lines at short or no notice periods, reducing or cancelling services to and from New Zealand. many individuals and families relocating to New Zealand experiencing delays and escalating shipping costs to move their household and personal effects to Aotearoa.

The ongoing impacts of this are being felt across the world; limited availability of containers and or routing options, significant impacts on transit times and the increase in freight charges.

For more information on this subject matter, kindly refer to IAM’s white paper: “Supply Chain Issues and their Impact on the International Moving Industry and its Clients”.

We want to assure our customers that New Zealand Van lines will do everything within our power to mitigate impacts of these conditions, however we cannot be held liable for the increase in freight charges / storage costs that may arise as a result of interruptions and or postponement quoted service. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Recently we spoke with Imports Sales Manager, Matthew Woodley to provide insight and explain the increased costs, timeframes and give a forecast for the future. Read more