International travel options

Last updated 23 July 2021 at 1.40PM NZT

Travel requirements and restrictions

It's essential you understand the local requirements of where your trip begins, where you transit, and where it ends. These may include:

  • Pre-travel testing
  • Pre-travel quarantine
  • Supplying passport details
  • Declaration forms
  • Arranging quarantine at your final destination

These requirements may change before you travel, so be sure to check regularly.

Use the resources below to make sure you are fully informed ahead of your journey:

Failure to meet local requirements may result in you being denied boarding. 

*Tickets are sold subject to all necessary regulatory and government approvals being held to operate quarantine-free travel. Quarantine-free travel is not guaranteed and is subject to change at short notice, customers travel at their own risk and must be prepared for changes.


Travelling or returning to New Zealand

Travelling or returning to Australia

Travelling or returning to the Pacific Islands

North America

Travel to the USA

Travel to Canada


Travel to China

Travel to Hong Kong

Travel to Korea

Travel to Taiwan

Travel to Japan

Key actions

Changes to the travel experience

More than ever, we're focussed on the health and safety of our people and passengers.

We're therefore making temporary changes to our service offering on the ground and in the air.

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Physical distancing at the airport and onboard

Where possible we will allocate additional space between customers onboard and will do our best to keep families and travelling companions together.

Please follow all crew instructions when onboard our aircraft and be mindful that every airport will have rules set by local authorities that you'll need to comply with. 

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Inflight food and beverages

We have paused parts of our service which increase interactions between crew and customers, such as offering hot towels or pre-takeoff drinks from a tray.

Our businesspremier™ menu has been simplified and is now delivered on a single service tray. 

We will continue to provide special meals. Please request them when you book, as normal.

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Wearing face coverings

All passengers are required to wear a face-covering prior to reaching the boarding gate and on all Air New Zealand operated flights. Passengers are welcome to wear their own face-covering and we will continue to make masks available.

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Cleanliness in the air and on the ground

We are taking extra steps to ensure all our aircraft, lounges, and airports are frequently cleaned. We are regularly cleaning our aircraft with antiviral products, approved for use by aircraft manufacturers and by the World Health Organisation. If you are travelling on an Air New Zealand operated flight inbound to New Zealand the crew on these flights will have a number of supplies onboard to provide customers on request, such as surgical masks and hand sanitiser. 

Other international travel information

What if I want to travel but postpone to a later date?

Can my children travel as unaccompanied minors?

Can I travel with my pet?

Will all your Lounges be open?