Air New Zealand relaxes travel requirements


Air New Zealand has relaxed its travel requirements.

Customers are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or negative test to fly around the country, and passengers flying domestically have been able to once again enjoy the airline's F&B service since April 15.

From May 1, the airline will remove its no jab, no fly vaccination policy for international customers.

Masks will still be required onboard under the orange traffic light setting for customers and employees.

"As Omicron took hold in the community, we put in place several temporary measures aimed at keeping our employees, customers and New Zealand safe. After a careful risk assessment, we feel now is the right time to step back some of those measures," said Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, Greg Foran. "New Zealand is moving back towards a sense of normality. We're seeing customers return to our domestic network and we've welcomed back Australians. We're aware that COVID is not behind us yet and we have taken a considered approach and will continue to revise safety measures depending on what we're seeing here in New Zealand and around the world. I would like to send a heartfelt thanks to our customers for the support they've shown us throughout the pandemic, most notably while this requirement was in place."

Air New Zealand's Domestic Flexibility Policy is in place until April 30, meaning customers with a booking up until April 30 who no longer wish to travel can opt into credit or change their flight with no change fees.

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Good move!

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Get rid of the masks. They are one of the least effective "measures"

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Good move, Air New Zealand.

And this airline has one of my favourite aircraft liveries.

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From May 1, the airline will remove its no jab, no fly vaccination policy for international customers.

Excellent! UK, Denmark, Mexico, UAE and now NZ. Lots of great places to visit for us who refused to comply with big pharma and the governments. Fam and I already planning a trip to one of those places.

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...and btw, you still need to be vaxxed to enter NZ.

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