Under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights system), many of our travel and accommodation suppliers have introduced vaccination requirements.

These will affect anyone at Fire and Emergency who is required to travel, including for scheduled training.

Air travel

If you are travelling on an Air New Zealand domestic flight from 14 December 2021 you will need to have one of the following

  • Proof you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 using the Government’s My Vaccine Pass which can be presented digitally or as a hardcopy


  • A negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of your departing flight either in the form of a text message or a letter from a medical professional. 

Proof will be required during the check-in process. 

Air Chathams requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for all travellers using their service from today, Friday, 3 December.

Customers will be expected to travel with a physical or digital copy of their COVID-19 My Vaccine Pass. If customers do not have a My Vaccine Pass they must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours of departure. 


Our travel provider Orbit has advised that many hotels will be implementing vaccination requirements from today, Friday, 3 December which includes staying with them and using their restaurant and bar facilities. The requirements vary between suppliers. Some are implementing these now, while others are phasing them in over a short period of time. 

Hotels introducing the new requirements include those contracted by Workforce Capability for personnel attending scheduled training courses in the main centres.

What to do

If you are flying with Air New Zealand (from 14 December) or Air Chathams (from today), and you are staying at accommodation booked by Fire and Emergency, please ensure you have your My Vaccine Pass ready to share on request. 

There is more information about the My Vaccine Pass on the COVID-19 website(external link)

If your travel is training-related and you need more information or you cannot attend training, please contact the Workforce Capability Business Services team on 0800 874 746. 

For all other travel, please contact the Travel Office if you have any queries or you need more information.



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