Last updated: Monday 20 September 2021

We want to give you timely and up-to-date information about IELTS and Covid-19 restrictions. As of 11:59 pm on Tuesday 21 September, Auckland is at Alert Level 3.external icon

  • New Zealand

IELTS testing continues as per Alert Level 2external icon restrictions in the remainder of the country.

 Test centres in New Zealand may operate in a restricted manner, ensuring that all Covid-19 requirements are being met. Read more about what to expect on test day here.

Check the official informationexternal icon from the New Zealand Government.

Covid-19 restrictions for New Zealand

The Prime Minister announcedexternal icon Auckland has moved to  Alert Level 3external icon starting from 11:59 pm on Tuesday 21 September. 

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To protect the health of test takers and staff, a mask is to be worn for the duration of your IELTS test. IELTS promotes a COVID-19 safe environment. View the video below to find out what additional precautions we’ve put in place to help protect your health and safety on test day.

At the moment, there is a high demand for IELTS tests, but some places are available. If you have any questions, please contact us now. We’re happy to help.

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my IELTS test still on?

For all cities in New Zealand


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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