Travel to New Zealand

Travelling has changed, and you may need to do a little more planning and preparation before take-off. Ensure you check and comply with all airline and government travel requirements before arriving at the airport.
 

Last updated: 2 August 2022
 

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Travel requirements

Before booking and before departure, ensure you check the latest New ZealandOpens external site in a new window and AustralianOpens external site government conditions for travel, including any applicable Australian State Government restrictions and requirements, which may include mandatory travel and health declarations, vaccinations, use of face masks, and immigration and entry requirements (which may include renewing your passport, or applying for a visa), or you could be denied entry. This information is subject to change and we recommend you check these websites frequently for any updates.

Some countries have restrictions around transiting. If you're transiting via another country or onto another international flight, ensure you check the requirements of your transiting and destination country to ensure their Government allows you to transit.

If your itinerary includes travel with another airline, or Qantas codeshare flights which are operated by another airline on their aircraft, you'll need to contact them directly to understand and meet their requirements.

Requirements to travel to New Zealand

The New Zealand Government has announced its borders are fully open to visitors from anywhere in the world.

You'll need to:

Passengers transiting through New Zealand no longer need to be vaccinated or complete the New Zealand Traveller Declaration.

Unvaccinated travellers, and those who do not meet New Zealand’s vaccination requirements, who are eligible to enter New Zealand will be able to self-test on arrivalOpens external site in a new window and will no longer need to enter managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ)Opens external site in a new window except in limited circumstances. 

If you cannot be vaccinated for approved medical reasons, you'll need to submit your exemption documents to us prior to departure, and you may be required to show evidence of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result at the airport.

Applying for clearance to travel

If you're unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons or you return a positive pre-departure COVID-19 test result, you may still be able to travel with us in some circumstances:

  • Vaccination exemptions: You can request a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition that prevents you from being vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. You'll also be required to show proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test when you check-in.
  • Prior positive medical clearance: If you've previously had a COVID-19 infection, you may be able to apply for medical clearance based on a past positive infection, provided you're no longer infectious and don’t have any symptoms. Check the government requirements to see if they permit exceptions for past positive infections, for any countries you're travelling to or transiting through, before submitting your request to us.

See more information on how to request COVID-19 vaccination exemptions and past positive medical clearance.

Keep up to date with the latest requirements

It’s important to continue to check the relevant government websites for the latest travel requirements, as these may change closer to your departure date and more information may become available.  

 

Inflight and airport services

Find out about any changes to your airport and inflight experience.

See inflight and airport services for more information.