New Zealand is open, welcoming and operating as normal, except for the Christchurch area which was affected by an earthquake on 22 February.
The earthquake was localised to Christchurch city and Lyttelton in the South Island.
This means that people are advised against non-essential travel to Christchurch city, however visitors are encouraged to continue with their plans to visit New Zealand. Travellers are advised that all services, including tourism businesses in other parts of New Zealand are operating as usual.
All New Zealand airports, including Christchurch airport are open.