New Zealand’s COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) ended at 11.59pm on Monday 12 September.
With case numbers falling, a highly vaccinated population, and increased access to antiviral medicines to treat COVID-19, public health experts say it is safe to remove most COVID-19 rules and end border restrictions.
Please note that the following still applies:
- You must still isolate for 7 days if you have COVID-19.
- You must wear a face mask in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals.
Find out more about the changes to our COVID-19 response: