Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Information and Updates

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Information and Updates

Information and Updates on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

The team at IEP New Zealand are committed to the safety and welfare of our working holiday participants and have been monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation thoroughly.

We encourage you to stay informed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the NZ Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora advisories. We are flexible with program transfers and departure dates (dependent on current visa circumstances). This means that you can still apply for a program today, get ahead of the game and start your working holiday as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. 

Should conditions change with visas or entry restrictions, we will be sure to keep you updated accordingly with information below including the travel status for New Zealanders travelling to our few select destinations.


Information below last updated at 12:00PM NZT, 1/4/2020


Borders closed indefinitely to all foreign travellers as of March 18th. Many provinces in lockdown. 


No J1 arrivals prior to May 11th, current J1 12 Month participants able to take extended absence from the USA. State by state restrictions, most of country ordered to stay at home. 

United Kingdom

Country in lockdown for at least 3 weeks (from 24th March)


Currently No Travel Restrictions for travellers from New Zealand and Australia


New arrivals in Ireland must self-quarantine for 14 days. Otherwise, no restrictions for travellers from New Zealand and Australia


European Schengen zone border closure for a minimum of 30 days (from approx. March 20th), all trips between European & non-European countries suspended