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Covid-19 restrictions for New Zealand

Last updated: Monday 9 May 2022

New Zealand has implemented traffic light settings as part of the COVID-19 Protection Framework. All of New Zealand is at the Orangeexternal icon traffic light setting.


IDP supports robust health measures to ensure our staff and test takers can attend a test centre with confidence. As such, IELTS testing has been determined as a Close Proximity Serviceexternal icon. At the setting of Orangeexternal icon, test takers are required to wear a mask to enter the venue and throughout the test.


Test centres in New Zealand will continue to operate in a restricted manner, ensuring that all COVID-19 requirements are being met. Please contact your test centre for more details or read more about what to expect on test day here.


Check the official informationexternal icon from the New Zealand Government.


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IELTS promotes a COVID-19 safe environment. Find out what additional precautions we’ve put in place to help protect your health and safety on test dayexternal icon. At the moment, there is a high demand for IELTS tests, but some places are available. If you have any questions, please contact usexternal icon now. We’re happy to help.

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my IELTS test still on?


The majority of IELTS test centres have started testing again. Please check your test centre’s calendar for any updates and upcoming test dates. If you are located in another country, please contact your test centre or visit information for our global test taker community for more updates.


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Safety measures on test day

Take a closer look at some of the safety measures we have introduced to help keep you safe on test day during COVID-19.

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