General overview

We anticipate a high level of disruption to business as governments across Europe, Russia and the United Kingdom work to reduce the impact of COVID-19. This is putting pressure on some business operations in the region, and many other operations elsewhere.

Specifically for this region, there is no change to the regulatory settings for trade, and there are no additional sanitary or phytosanitary requirements required by the government on market access for primary sector products exports and imports due to novel coronavirus.

There may be trucking and logistics delays at borders relating to public health screening of drivers.

Most markets across Europe have entry and transit restrictions. In particular, the EU has introduced strict border controls. Travellers from outside are being turned away from airports and borders after the 27-country bloc imposed a 30-day ban.Information on this is available on the IATA website and New Zealand's SafeTravel website.

Most markets have also closed schools and are restricting public gatherings. Due to this, even if travel is permitted and practical, face-to-face business meetings may not be possible.

Market overviews


Updates on COVID-19 impacts in France.


Updates on COVID-19 impacts in Germany.


Updates on COVID-19 impacts in Ireland.


Updates on COVID-19 impacts in Italy.

The Netherlands

Updates on COVID-19 impacts in The Netherland.


Updates on COVID-19 impacts in Spain.


Updates on COVID-19 impacts in Turkey.

United Kingdom

Updates on COVID-19 impacts in the United Kingdom.

Additional resources

Below you can find information and contact details for other New Zealand government and international agencies regarding their response to COVID-19.

New Zealand Government agencies
New Zealand Customs
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
MFAT Export helpline
MFAT Safetravel
Ministry of Health

Global agencies

World health organisation (WHO)
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Contact NZTE

We're available to talk to you about any issues your export business is facing due to COVID-19.

For existing NZTE customers, please contact your New Zealand-based Customer Manager.

If you're unsure who to contact or haven't worked with us before, you can call NZTE on 0800 555 888 or email below and one of our Customer Advisors will help you.