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COVID-19 Related Changes

The New Zealand government has updated the Alert Levels system within New Zealand and will move to the COVID-19 Protection Framework Air New Zealand has reviewed its restrictions to ensure it is able to continue to provide essential cargo handling services and remain a link in the New Zealand supply chain. Air New Zealand will protect its staff and customers by limiting people on site in accordance with the Protection Framework and will prioritise essential goods.

ALL Customers, Contractors and PCBU's must adhere to the directives issued by the New Zealand Government, Air New Zealand Cargo and their local Airport. This includes but is not limited to protective measures such as wearing masks , social distancing, contact tracing, vaccine passports and Covid testing etc.  Unfortunately if requirements are not met, person's will not be able to enter Air New Zealand sites.

Vaccination or negative test required for New Zealand based cargo

We are adding an extra layer of protection to keep our staff and customers safe. This means if you are shipping cargo to or from one of Air New Zealand Cargo operated sites between 26th December 2021 – 31st  March 2022 all cargo customers aged 12 and older will need to have one of the following:

  • Proof you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You can present the New Zealand Government's My Vaccine Pass either digitally or as a hardcopy.


  • A negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of your entry on site either in the form of a text message or a copy of your laboratory results..


Air New Zealand Cargo operated sites are Whangārei, Auckland, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Queenstown.

As each location has specific requirements it is recommended that you contact your local port for restrictions guidelines.


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