Kia ora, Dear Flock. We’re fortunate to report that, after a strict eradication plan, New Zealand has no community transmission of COVID-19. New Zealanders returning home are required to stay in secure, managed isolation in quarantine hotels before reentering community life. On occasion, some of these new arrivals test positive for COVID-19 and are not released until they’ve recovered from their illness.

While our borders remain closed to international travellers, this means New Zealand will be one of the world’s safest travel destinations when it receives overseas visitors again. You can read more about the status of COVID-19 in New Zealand on the official website:

For official travel information regarding overseas visitors, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website.

Book with Confidence

Planning a vacation is almost as exciting as taking it, and you’ll need something to look forward to right now. When the borders open again, New Zealand will be in high demand as a destination, so you may be eager to book, yet cautious in these uncertain times. To ease your anxiety, we have introduced special terms that allow as much flexibility as possible so you can secure your booking with confidence.

See the links to our Terms & Conditions at the bottom of this page, or feel free to Book a Call with one of our Travel Shepherds to learn more.

Though these times are unprecedented, we have seen many global events in our 26 years of business–including 9/11, SARS, MERS, Swine flu, and the global financial crisis–and remain steadfastly optimistic that this, too, shall pass. Our team is all set up to work from home, keeping our community safe whilst continuing to keep our flock’s New Zealand travel dreams alive. Because, boy, the world is going to need a break after this!

While we wait to welcome our overseas flock, we’ll be using this time to head out into the country and make our trips even better, finding new hidden gems, meeting interesting, innovative Kiwis to introduce you to, and creating experiences for overseas visitors and New Zealanders alike that make you feel like you’ve escaped, and yet are completely at home.

Follow our Facebook and Instagram feeds for inspiration and to see what we’re up to. Stay safe, stay in touch, and we’ll see you soon.

Updated: 21 July 2020