Pre-departure test requirements

From 11:59 pm on Monday 25 January 2021, most passengers travelling to New Zealand must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Customers transiting through New Zealand from the United Kingdom and the United States must also meet this requir Learn more.

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Travelling safely with us

Thank you for your patience as we maintain safety precautions to keep our customers and people safe while travelling.

Before you book a ticket or go to the airport, please see your travel options and government guidance on domestic travel.

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Credit and refund information

To give you full flexibility, we are waiving change fees and extending credit opt-in for domestic flights booked to travel before Wednesday 31 March 2021. You can change your flight to a new date or time, or opt-in for credit if you no longer wish to travel.

We have a number of options for you to manage your booking online if you no longer wish to travel.

Travel alerts

Check our travel alerts for the most up-to-date travel information and whether your travel is impacted by current events.

International travel

Here's how we are adapting to the changing COVID-19 situation and the changes in international travel.

Managed isolation registration

All passengers arriving into New Zealand must register their managed isolation accommodation requirements to be permitted to board their flight. We highly recommend checking managed isolation availability before booking your ticket. For more information visit the MIQ Government site.

One-way Safe Travel Zone

One-way safe travel is available outbound from New Zealand to eligible Safe Travel Zones in Australia without the requirement of quarantine on arrival.
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Keeping you safe while travelling

The wellbeing of our customers and our people is important to us, and we're doing what we can to ensure every journey together is a safe and enjoyable one. Here's what we are doing to help you travel safely. 

Checking in - Mobile App

We recommend you download our Air NZ Mobile app and check-in online before arriving at the airport. Online check-in on our website is also available 24 hours before departure.

Face coverings

Face coverings are required onboard all New Zealand Domestic flights. Passengers are welcome to wear their own face-covering and we will continue to make masks available.

Checking in - Kiosks

If you do need to check-in at the airport Kiosks will be available, and if you require any assistance our friendly staff will be happy to help. We continue to encourage the use of the Air NZ Mobile app for check-in.

Physical distancing on the ground

Physical distancing is not required at the current alert level. Extra care will still be taken to ensure increased cleanliness throughout the airport.

Lounges & Valet

Our full Lounge and Valet service is now available across New Zealand.


You will be able to board your flight as usual with dual and priority boarding reinstated.

Inflight service

Our Inflight beverage, snack and lolly services are back on selected domestic jet flights. Koru Hour is also back on our evening jet services.

Cleanliness in the air and on the ground

High touch surfaces will be cleaned regularly, and we are taking extra steps to ensure all our aircraft, lounges and airports are frequently cleaned. Hand sanitiser will be readily available.