All of New Zealand (except Auckland) is now at Alert Level 1, Auckland remains at Alert Level 2

These tables provide guidance for how the different alert levels apply for different modes and services. This guidance will be updated as the response to COVID-19 evolves, and is intended to be read in conjunction with information about COVID-19 on covid19.govt.nz(external link) 


Guidance for domestic air services

Information and guidance will be updated as the response to COVID-19 evolves, and is intended to be read in conjunction with information about COVID-19 on covid19.govt.nz(external link) 

Alert Level 2 (Auckland)

You can travel, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your journey.

You should not travel if you: have been requested to self-isolate/quarantine, have symptoms of COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

You cannot travel, if the travel would breach an order/direction made under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 or the Health Act 1956. This will likely be the case if: you have arrived in New Zealand from overseas in the last 14 days, or you have otherwise individually received (from a Medical Officer of Health) a direction under s 70(1)(f) of the Health Act 1956.

Public health guidance applies.

You must wear a face covering on the aircraft (unless exempt), if your flight is within Auckland, or if your flight departs or arrives in Auckland. For more information see the Ministry of Health’s guidance on face coverings(external link)

The displaying of QR codes is not required, if the operator requires all passengers to provide their contact details (name and phone number) to use the service. Passengers are encouraged to manually record their travel (or scan QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer App if available).

Alert Level 1 (Rest of New Zealand)  

You can travel, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your journey.

You should not travel if you: have been requested to self-isolate/quarantine, have symptoms of COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

You cannot travel, if the travel would breach an order/direction made under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 or the Health Act 1956. This will likely be the case if: you have arrived in New Zealand from overseas in the last 14 days, or you have otherwise individually received (from a Medical Officer of Health) a direction under s 70(1)(f) of the Health Act 1956.

Public health guidance applies.

You must wear a face covering on the aircraft (unless exempt), if your flight departs or arrives in Auckland. On other flights, you are encouraged to wear a face covering where praticable. For more information see the Ministry of Health’s guidance on face coverings(external link).

The displaying of QR codes is not required, if the operator requires all passengers to provide their contact details (name and phone number) to use the service. Passengers are encouraged to manually record their travel (or scan QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer App if available).

 
Guidance for Cook Strait ferries

Information and guidance will be updated as the response to COVID-19 evolves, and is intended to be read in conjunction with information about COVID-19 on covid19.govt.nz(external link) 

Alert Level 2 (Auckland)

Not applicable. 

Alert Level 1 (Rest of New Zealand)

You can travel, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your journey.

You should not travel if you: have been requested to self-isolate/quarantine, have symptoms of COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

You cannot travel, if the travel would breach an order/direction made under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 or the Health Act 1956. This will likely be the case if: you have arrived in New Zealand from overseas in the last 14 days, or you have otherwise individually received (from a Medical Officer of Health) a direction under s 70(1)(f) of the Health Act 1956

Public health guidance applies.

You are not required to wear a face covering, but you are encouraged to wear a face covering where practicable. For more information please see the Ministry of Health’s guidance on face coverings(external link).

The displaying of QR codes is not required, if the operator requires all passengers to provide their contact details (name and phone number) to use the service. Passengers are encouraged to manually record their travel (or scan QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer App if available).

Guidance for urban public transport within the region (buses, all other ferries, trains)

Information and guidance will be updated as the response to COVID-19 evolves, and is intended to be read in conjunction with information about COVID-19 on covid19.govt.nz(external link) 

Alert Level 2 (Auckland)

You can travel, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your journey.

You should not travel if you: have been requested to self-isolate/quarantine, have symptoms of COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

You cannot travel, if the travel would breach an order/direction made under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 or the Health Act 1956. This will likely be the case if: you have arrived in New Zealand from overseas in the last 14 days, or you have otherwise individually received (from a Medical Officer of Health) a direction under s 70(1)(f) of the Health Act 1956.

Public health guidance applies.

You must wear a face covering on public transport services within Auckland (unless exempt). For more information please see the Ministry of Health’s guidance on face coverings(external link).

QR codes must be displayed on public transport services (unless the operator requires all passengers to provide their contact details (name and phone number) to use the service). Passengers are encouraged to scan QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer App, or manually record their travel.

The wearing of face coverings, and displaying of QR codes, are not required on school buses.

Alert Level 1 (Rest of New Zealand)

You can travel, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your journey.

You should not travel if you: have been requested to self-isolate/quarantine, have symptoms of COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

You cannot travel, if the travel would breach an order/direction made under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 or the Health Act 1956. This will likely be the case if: you have arrived in New Zealand from overseas in the last 14 days, or you have otherwise individually received (from a Medical Officer of Health) a direction under s 70(1)(f) of the Health Act 1956.

Public health guidance applies.

You are not required to wear a face covering, but you are encouraged to wear a face covering where practicable. For more information please see the Ministry of Health’s guidance on face coverings(external link).

QR codes must be displayed on public transport services (unless the operator requires all passengers to provide their contact details (name and phone number) to use the service). Passengers are encouraged to scan QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer App, or manually record their travel.

The displaying of QR codes is not required on school buses.

Guidance for inter-regional buses and trains

Information and guidance will be updated as the response to COVID-19 evolves, and is intended to be read in conjunction with information about COVID-19 on covid19.govt.nz(external link) 

Alert Level 2 (Auckland)

You can travel, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your journey.

You should not travel if you: have been requested to self-isolate/quarantine, have symptoms of COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

You cannot travel, if the travel would breach an order/direction made under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 or the Health Act 1956. This will likely be the case if: you have arrived in New Zealand from overseas in the last 14 days, or you have otherwise individually received (from a Medical Officer of Health) a direction under s 70(1)(f) of the Health Act 1956

Public health guidance applies.

You must wear a face covering on the bus or train (unless exempt), if your service departs or arrives in Auckland, or if you services travels through Auckland. For more information please see the Ministry of Health’s guidance on face coverings(external link).

The displaying of QR codes is not required, if the operator requires all passengers to provide their contact details (name and phone number) to use the service. Passengers are encouraged to manually record their travel (or scan QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer App if available).

Alert Level 1 (Rest of New Zealand)

You can travel, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your journey.

You should not travel if you: have been requested to self-isolate/quarantine, have symptoms of COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

You cannot travel, if the travel would breach an order/direction made under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 or the Health Act 1956. This will likely be the case if: you have arrived in New Zealand from overseas in the last 14 days, or you have otherwise individually received (from a Medical Officer of Health) a direction under s 70(1)(f) of the Health Act 1956

Public health guidance applies.

You must wear a face covering on the bus or train (unless exempt) if your service departs or arrives in Auckland, or your service travels through Auckland. On other bus or train services, you are not required to wear a face covering, but are encouraged to wear a face covering where practicable. For more information please see the Ministry of Health’s guidance on face coverings(external link).

The displaying of QR codes is not required, if the operator requires all passengers to provide their contact details (name and phone number) to use the service. Passengers are encouraged to manually record their travel (or scan QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer App if available).

 

Guidance for private car, rental vehicles, small passenger services (taxis and rideshare), car share

Information and guidance will be updated as the response to COVID-19 evolves, and is intended to be read in conjunction with information about COVID-19 on covid19.govt.nz(external link)

Alert Level 2 (Auckland)

You can travel, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your journey.

You should not travel if you: have been requested to self-isolate/quarantine, have symptoms of COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results (except where using your private car and you are acting in accordance with advice from Healthline or your healthcare provider).

You cannot travel, if the travel would breach an order/direction made under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 or the Health Act 1956. This will likely be the case if: you have arrived in New Zealand from overseas in the last 14 days, or you have otherwise individually received (from a Medical Officer of Health) a direction under s 70(1)(f) of the Health Act 1956.

Public health guidance applies (except for private vehicles).

Vehicles other than private vehicles should be cleaned regularly in accordance with MOH guidance.

Drivers of small passenger services are required to wear face coverings (except if it unsafe to do so, or otherwise exempt), if the service is within Auckland, or if the services departs or arrives in Auckland, or if the service travels through Auckland. Passengers are encouraged to wear a face covering, where practicable. For more information please see the Ministry of Health’s guidance on face coverings(external link).

QR codes must be displayed in small passenger service vehicles (unless the operator requires all passenger to provide contact details (name and phone number) to use the service). Passengers are encouraged to scan QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer App, or manually record their travel.

Alert Level 1 (Rest of New Zealand)  

You can travel, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your journey.

You should not travel if you: have been requested to self-isolate/quarantine, have symptoms of COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results (except where using your private car and you are acting in accordance with advice from Healthline or your healthcare provider).

You cannot travel, if the travel would breach an order/direction made under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 or the Health Act 1956. This will likely be the case if: you have arrived in New Zealand from overseas in the last 14 days, or you have otherwise individually received (from a Medical Officer of Health) a direction under s 70(1)(f) of the Health Act 1956.

Public health guidance applies (except for private vehicles).

Vehicles other than private vehicles should be cleaned regularly in accordance with MOH guidance.

Drivers of small passenger services are required to wear face coverings (except if it unsafe to do so, or otherwise exempt), if the services departs or arrives in Auckland, or the service travels through Auckland. Drivers of other small passenger services are encouraged to wear face coverings, where practicable. Passengers are also encouraged wear a face covering, where practicable. For more information please see the Ministry of Health’s guidance on face coverings(external link).

QR codes must be displayed in small passenger service vehicles (unless the operator requires all passenger to provide contact details (name and phone number) to use the service). Passengers are encouraged to scan QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer App, or manually record their travel.


Guidance for freight

Information and guidance will be updated as the response to COVID-19 evolves, and is intended to be read in conjunction with information about COVID-19 on covid19.govt.nz(external link) 

Alert Level 2 (Auckland)

All freight can enter and leave the country.

No restrictions on the movement of freight, including inter-regionally.  All freight can be distributed and received.

Public health measures apply at workplaces and operators should be vigilant.

Alert Level 1 (Rest of New Zealand)  

All freight can enter and leave the country.

No restrictions on the movement of freight, including inter-regionally.  All freight can be distributed and received.

Public health measures apply at workplaces and operators should be vigilant.


Guidance for recreational flying

Information and guidance will be updated as the response to COVID-19 evolves, and is intended to be read in conjunction with information about COVID-19 on covid19.govt.nz(external link) 

Alert Level 2 (Auckland)

You can engage in recreational flying, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your flight.

Please refer to the Civil Aviation Authority’s website for guidance on recreational flying.

Physical distancing and public health guidance applies.

Alert Level 1 (Rest of New Zealand)  

You can engage in recreational flying, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your flight.

Please refer to the Civil Aviation Authority’s website for guidance on recreational flying.

Public health guidance applies.


Guidance for recreational boating

Information and guidance will be updated as the response to COVID-19 evolves, and is intended to be read in conjunction with information about COVID-19 on covid19.govt.nz(external link) 

Alert Level 2 

You can engage in recreational boating, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your travel.

Please refer to Maritime NZ’s website(external link) for guidance on recreational boating.

Physical distancing and public health guidance applies.

Alert Level 1

You can engage in recreational boating, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your travel.

Please refer to Maritime NZ’s website(external link) for guidance on recreational boating.

Public health guidance applies.



Guidance for active transport (walking and cycling)

Information and guidance will be updated as the response to COVID-19 evolves, and is intended to be read in conjunction with information about COVID-19 on covid19.govt.nz(external link) 

Alert Level 2 

You can travel, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your journey.

Physical distancing and public health guidance applies.

Alert Level 1

You can travel, but do it in a safe way and remember to keep a record of your journey.

Public health guidance applies.


Guidance for shared micromobility schemes (e-scooter and bike rental by the minute/hour)

Information and guidance will be updated as the response to COVID-19 evolves, and is intended to be read in conjunction with information about COVID-19 on covid19.govt.nz(external link) 

Alert Level 2 (Auckland)

These schemes can operate provided they meet the physical distancing guidelines, and other public health guidance (including cleaning guidelines).

Alert Level 1 (Rest of New Zealand)  

These schemes can operate provided they meet the public health guidance (including cleaning guidelines).