The LANZBC has put together this COVID-19 resources page as a way of helping our members access the latest official information from Latin American and New Zealand governments, health organizations, and other reputable sources. To access the information, please click on the following categories:
The Americas Society/Council of the Americas is tracking the measures taken by Latin American governments and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America.
Where Is the Coronavirus in Latin America? - AS/COA
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) webpage has updated information on the situation surrounding COVID-19 across the Americas.
PAHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) website
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has available information on countries and territories which have COVID-19 related border restrictions affecting foreign nationals.
Border Restrictions Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is providing New Zealand exporters with the latest COVID-19 related information on Latin American Markets.
COVID-19 / Coronavirus Market Update – Latin America
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s SafeTravel website has official government advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas.
SafeTravel COVID-19 (Coronavirus) webpage
|New Zealand Diplomatic Missions in Latin America
are providing constant updates and consular advice for Kiwis that are still in the region:
|Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay||Twitter | @NZinBuenosAires
Facebook | New Zealand Embassy Buenos Aires
|Brazil||Twitter | @NZinBrazil
Facebook | New Zealand Embassy Brasilia
|The Caribbean||Twitter | @NZinCaribbean
Facebook | New Zealand High Commission in Barbados
|Chile, Bolivia and Peru||Twitter | @NZinSantiago
Facebook | New Zealand Embassy Santiago
|Colombia and Ecuador||Twitter | @NZinColombia
Facebook | New Zealand Embassy Bogota
|Mexico, Central America,
Cuba and the Dominican Republic
|Twitter | @NZinMexico
Facebook | New Zealand Embassy Mexico City
|Click on the following links to access official government information on COVID-19 by country
(information available in each country's official language)
||Caribbean Public Health Agency||Chile|
|Dominican Republic||Ecuador||El Salvador|
The New Zealand Government’s Unite Against COVID-19 website has everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place. Learn the simple steps you can take to unite against the virus and slow its spread, find out what help is available and get the latest updates.
Unite Against COVID-19
LANZBC member Chapman Tripp has looked into some of the impacts and immediate implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for different industries and sectors, publishing guidance across a series of topics.
- COVID-19 – Considerations for importers and exporters
- Leading a company through a crisis – what will it take?
- Practical advice for employers on the COVID-19 response
- COVID-19 unprecedented relief for NZX listed issuers
- A checklist for listed companies on COVID-19
- COVID-19 impacts on New Zealand borrowers and bond issuers
- COVID-19 business protection checklist
The Ministry of Health COVID-19 website is the best source for health advice and information related to COVID-19.
Ministry of Health COVID-19 website
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has put together a page that brings together government information relating to COVID-19, how it may affect your business and how you can stay up to date as new information becomes available.
COVID-19: Information for businesses
The Treasury has information on the New Zealand Government's expanded $17.2b economic response package announced on 23 March 2020 and the joint financial support package for homeowners and businesses announced on 24 March 2020.
- COVID-19 Economic Package updated
- Joint financial support package for homeowners and businesses
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) has set up a website which brings together information meant to help New Zealand exporters mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 / Coronavirus Information For Exporters
Tourism New Zealand has set up an information page for the tourism industry with the latest relevant information on the COVID-19 pandemic. They have also released an activity plan to support the tourism industry for the short to medium term.
- COVID-19 - information for the tourism industry
- Tourism New Zealand supports economic recovery from COVID-19
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has set up a website and a helpline for exporters who are experiencing disruption to trade due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 and the impact on trade
Phone - 0800 824 605
Email - email@example.com
The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) has put together a COVID-19 Dashboard with the purpose of providing a list of New Zealand-specific resources you may find useful in your business when managing events associated with COVID-19.
EMA COVID-19 Dashboard
The BusinessNZ Network is supporting businesses and operating a nationwide AdviceLine that is available to all businesses dealing with COVID-19, not just members of the Network.
- Upper North Island Region: EMA - 0800 300 362
- Central Region: Business Central - 0800 800 362
- Canterbury/Westcoast: Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce - 0800 50 50 96
- Otago/Southland: Otago Southland Employers’ Association - 0508 656 757