Who does not need to use the allocation system to enter NZ

A small number of people will be exempt from using the Managed Isolation Allocation System and from presenting a voucher or other confirmation of allocation when boarding their flight. Where these individuals are required to enter managed isolation or quarantine, their allocations will be managed separately.

These passengers may be asked at check-in or when boarding to provide evidence of their exemption, such as ID or a letter of exemption.

People who do not need a voucher

The following people do not need a voucher when boarding a flight to New Zealand:

  • Transit passengers less than 24 hours (staying airside)
    • Evidence required: A ticket out of New Zealand in less than 24 hours from arrival.
  • Diplomatic and consular officials
    • Evidence required: Diplomatic visa
  • Foreign aircrew and New Zealand Aircrew members who stay airside, and who stayed airside in any country they transited through
    • Evidence required: Must be on the Crew manifest or have confirmation from the airline that they are repositioning, have confirmation that they have stayed airside en-route to NZ, and have confirmation that they are crewing out on the next flight
  • Arrivals from Antarctica
    • Evidence required: Evidence of association with Antarctic programme
  • Arrivals from an aircraft that left NZ and was turned around in the air (e.g. mechanical failure) and didn’t land anywhere outside NZ
    • Evidence required: None required
  • Person whose place of isolation or quarantine is not a managed isolation facility (e.g. exception granted that says they can use another place of isolation or quarantine)
    • Evidence required: Official confirmation of exemption
  • New Zealand aircrew returning to New Zealand, who comply with the key safety standards while outside New Zealand
    • Evidence required:  Crew manifest or confirmation from the airline that they are repositioning.
  • Medical attendants assisting with a medical air transfer to New Zealand, who stay airside (arriving with patient or returning from assisting patient)
    • Evidence required: Official Letter confirming that they are escorting or returning from a medical transfer
  • Medical attendants assisting with medical transfer (arriving with patient or returning from assisting patient)
    • Evidence required: Official Letter confirming that they are escorting or returning from escorting a medical transfer
  • NZ Police escorts of extradited or deported persons (arriving with person or returning from accompanying person)
    • Evidence required: To be agreed with MIQ
  • Maritime crew who are arriving by air in New Zealand to join a ship, and they travel directly to the ship and depart as soon as reasonably practicable (Maritime replacement crew)
    • Evidence required: Maritime ID and official letter from shipping company.
  • Any person arriving by air in New Zealand who is designated by the Director-General of Health as critical to the response to COVID-19
    • Evidence required: Official proof of designation
  • Any person or class of persons exempted by the Minister under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020
    • Evidence required: Official letter from the Minister under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020

Exemptions

Exemptions from managed isolation can only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Find out more about exemptions for exceptional circumstances

Last updated: 17 August 2021