If you have been displaced by COVID-19 and need help finding accommodation, support is available.
There are a number of agencies providing assistance. Find out how you can access accommodation support:
- Download the Flowchart: Access to accomodation [PDF 509KB]
- See the information on the Unite against COVID-19 website
Foreign nationals unable to return home due to COVID-19 restrictions
If you are a visitor to New Zealand, please contact your embassy or consulate for help first.
If you are a foreign national who is unable to return to your home country due to COVID-19 restrictions and are in serious financial hardship, you may be eligible for support through the Foreign Nationals Impacted by COVID-19 Programme ‘Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri’, which is administered by Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs and delivered by the Red Cross.
New Zealand citizens and residents returning to New Zealand
New Zealand's borders are currently closed to almost all travellers to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Arrivals are required to undergo either managed isolation or quarantine for at least 14 days.
Travellers to New Zealand will need to register on the Managed Isolation Allocation System as the first step to securing their place in managed isolation.
The Managed Isolation and Quarantine website has all the information on what you need to do if you're a New Zealand citizen or resident returning to New Zealand.
Further information and support
The dedicated government COVID-19 website has everything you need to know about COVID-19.
If you are unsure about what financial support you could access, the COVID-19 website has a useful tool to guide you.