New Zealand Mountain Guides Association

New Zealand
Technical Director: 

Corona Info

Information updated on 24.01.2022

At present in New Zealand our borders are shut to all but New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. 

COVID is now back in our community and so we have restrictions based on the new Covid Traffic Light System. This can change quickly so everyone must refer to the Covid website for up-to-date details

New Zealand’s vaccination rate for double vaccinated people is over 90%.



Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? 

  • Until further notice

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date? 

  • Not possible as border is only open with Australia, although currently on hold

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date? 

  • Only with Australia when the border re-opens following the latest outbreak over there

cable car open, yes/no, date? 

  • No cable cars in NZ

open hut, yes/no, date? 

  • Huts are open

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they? 

  • All activities are allowed

maximum group size? 

  • Unlimited at present

Protective measures 

  • Masks required on public transport

Specific documents 

Links to further information