Air Border Order

The COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Amendment Order (No 6) 2022 will be revoked at 12.01am on 20 October 2022, when the current Epidemic Notice expires. 

All travellers are still encouraged to complete a Rapid Antigen Test if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, and must isolate for 7 days if they test positive. Arrivals by air should also report a positive result, and then get a PCR test, telling testing staff that they have recently been overseas.

With the revocation of the Air Border Order, the requirement to complete a New Zealand Traveller Declaration will be suspended from 20 October 2022 until early 2023.  

General information for airline and airport operators

The COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order 2021 – Specified Airport of Arrival Notice is also no longer in effect (from 5 September 2022). Flights of all types (scheduled, unscheduled, and private) can use any airport in New Zealand, subject to all general requirements.

Arrivals who meet the definition of Aircrew (ie, they arrive as crew, for repositioning purposes or to complete training) do not need to complete a New Zealand Traveller Declaration, when it is not under suspension.