Air New Zealand reveal passenger requirements for Aussies into NZ

New Zealand will reopen for vaccinated Australian travellers from 11.59pm on April 12 and we are excited! No quarantine, no isolation, just fly in and ski out (almost).

Air New Zealand have today revealed the required process for Aussies flying into the country.

The airline has more than 50 flights per week on its 15 international routes and will adjust capacity to meet demand in the coming months as New Zealand heads into the winter season.

In the six months since October 2021, Air New Zealand has rehired around 700 flight attendants and pilots with more opportunities on the horizon over the next six months when international passenger flying starts to increase.

International flying checklist for arrivals

  1. Customers will need to show their International Vaccine Certificate to board an Air New Zealand international flight.
  2. The New Zealand Government requires proof of a negative RAT, LAMP or PCR test before departure. Check the Covid-19 website for timeframes.
  3. All passengers will be required to fill out the New Zealand Travel Declaration before departure
  4. Visitors from visa-waiver countries will need to hold a NZeTA before they travel
  5. Allow plenty of time (we recommend around three hours) to check in and verify all travel documents.

International flying checklist for customers departing

  1. Customers will need to show their International Vaccine Certificate to board an Air New Zealand international flight.
  2. Different countries have varying entry requirements (pre-departure testing and travel declarations) so check these before getting to the airport
  3. Allow plenty of time (we recommend around three hours) to check in and verify all travel documents.

See you on the other side of the ditch!

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