Queenstown, Covid, & Winter 2022

As we look forward to Winter 2022, the reopening of the ski fields and the simple pleasure of being active in the winter outdoors once again, we must remind our travellers and visitors to Spinnaker Bay Executive Apartments here in Queenstown that we are still under a nationwide 'ORANGE' alert for Covid.

What does this mean for you?  First of all, Trans-Tasman and national NZ travel are completely allowable and in fact, we anticipate your arrival with open arms!  

What does Orange mean?

For the most up to date and relevant information, we remind you to fact check all of your information here at the NZ Government web site: https://covid19.govt.nz/assets/COVID-19-Protection-Framework/COVID-19-Protection-Framework-traffic-lights-table.pdf

At Orange, you can continue to do everyday activities, but we need to protect our vulnerable communities.
You must wear a face mask in many indoor locations. You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.
You can visit cafes and bars, attend gatherings and events, and go to the hairdresser and gym. There are no capacity limits or distancing requirements at venues.
Workplaces and schools can open.
To protect yourself, your whānau and your community, keep up healthy habits.

Travel and Accommodation at Orange - https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/life-at-orange/travel-accommodation-and-visiting-at-orange/

You can travel around New Zealand and stay at Spinnaker bay Apartment accommodation at Orange. This information is for domestic travel.

Key Points: 

  • You can travel anywhere in New Zealand at any traffic light setting. There are no boundaries under the traffic lights.
  • You can travel for any reason.
  • Accommodation can open. There are no capacity limits.

Domestic Travel:

  • You can travel at Orange
  • You can travel anywhere in New Zealand in any traffic light setting.
  • You can travel for any reason.
  • Unless your transport provider requires it, you do not need a My Vaccine Pass or a negative COVID-19 test to travel.
  • If you are travelling in a different setting area, you will need to follow the guidelines for that area when you are there.
  • You do not need to physically distance.

Face masks - You must wear a face mask:

  • on indoor public transport
  • at indoor arrival and departure points, for example, airports and some train stations
  • in taxis
  • in ride-share vehicles
  • on domestic flights.

When to wear a face mask at Orange

  • Stay home if self-isolating or waiting for a test result
  • If you are self-isolating, you can only leave your home for a few reasons.
  • If you are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, you should stay home.

Boarder Openings: NZ has a staged approach to reopening its borders.  Again, please see this page of the NZ Covid Response website for the most accurate and up to date information: https://covid19.govt.nz/international-travel/travel-to-new-zealand/when-new-zealand-borders-open/

Yes, there are travel Vaccination Requirements to enter NZ.  Given that direct flights will reopen between Australia and Queenstown, we highly suggest you check the vaccination requirements status here: https://covid19.govt.nz/international-travel/travel-to-new-zealand/vaccination-requirements-for-travel-to-new-zealand/

Lastly, don't forget your travel insurance!  Make sure you read the fine print about Covid related travel disruptions, and that the amount you chose coverage for meets the requirements of New Zealand's covid rules.  

Travel safe as we look forward to seeing you here this winter and beyond.