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 one of the following categories:
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
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.
- International market updates - This page features updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts in key international markets and regions for New Zealand exporters. (Updated weekly)
- Webinars, useful tools and resources – The latest webinars, useful tools and resources to help you navigate the effects of COVID-19 on your business.
- Government packages & support - Information on the measures and packages the Government has set up to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus, including air freight options for exporters.
- Advice to New Zealand exporters - Advice on minimising COVID-19 disruption for your export business.
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 host the New Zealand Government’s central resource for COVID-19 business information with updates about COVID-19 and guidance to help businesses.
COVID-19: Information for businesses
The Treasury has increased the release frequency of some of its regular data and commentary and developed new commentary focused specifically on the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy.
COVID-19 economic commentary
Most exporting firms will have been significantly impacted by COVID19. Exporters may be concerned as to whether their clients will be able to pay them. NZ Export Credit has now streamlined its process for providing Top-Up trade credit insurance when an exporter is unable to obtain a full credit limit from its private insurer.
NZ Export Credit Top-up cover co-insurance streamlined process
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
Education New Zealand has set up a dedicated COVID-19 webpage with information for students, agents and peak bodies, which is updated regularly.
Education New Zealand COVID-19 information webpage.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Series: Navigating through unprecedented times - Chapman Tripp
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
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.
AS/COA Tracks COVID-19 in Latin America
The Inter-American Development Bank has put together a COVID-19 response page with Latin America-specific information and resources.
IDB Group Coronavirus Platform
The Inter-American Dialogue is providing relevant and informed analysis regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas.
Coronavirus - The Inter-American Dialogue
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
Map: Cumulative COVID-19 cases reported by countries and territories in the Americas
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has available information on the air cargo industry's response to COVID-19 and on border restrictions affecting foreign nationals.
Air cargo industry response to the COVID-19 crisis
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
|Twitter | @NZinBrazil
Facebook | New Zealand Embassy Brasilia
|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