Updated 20 October 2022

To help you plan and prepare for your next international trip, we've created this handy checklist. Keep this nearby whenever you travel, as you'll need to complete these steps for every flight, including return flights.

Step 1 – Check government sites for the latest information

As we recover from COVID-19, there may be extra steps you need to complete to enter your destination. Travel requirements may vary between destinations and can change at short notice.

  • VaccinationYour destination may require proof of vaccination to permit entry.
  • Health declarations If required, declarations will need to be completed before you arrive for your flight.
  • InsuranceSome insurers now offer COVID-19 cover. Insurance may be required to enter your destination.
  • VisasBe sure to check if visas are required. Note that some destinations that had visa-free travel now require visas.
  • COVID-19 testingTests may be required at specified time frames before you depart and possibly on arrival or after you arrive at your destination.
  • Contact tracing appsIf tracing apps are required, you’ll need to set these up before you arrive for your flight.

Check government sites before you fly to ensure you're eligible for travel. You can view exit and entry requirements for your destination on our International travel page. If you have a connecting flight, be sure to check transit and destination requirements.

Step 2 – Get your international vaccine certificate

If your destination requires proof of vaccination, you’ll need to bring your vaccination certificate to check in for your flight. If you have a connecting flight, be sure to check requirements for transit destinations and connecting airlines as additional vaccination requirements may apply. You will need to follow the strictest requirements.

Vaccinated in New Zealand

You'll need your International Travel Vaccination Certificate. This certificate is different to your My Vaccine Pass. My Vaccine Pass cannot be used for international travel.

Vaccinated overseas

If you were vaccinated overseas, make sure your certificate meets requirements for international travel.

Step 3 – Go to the airport
Please note: check-in, bag drop and boarding gate times for Jetstar Airways (JQ) flights have changed and close earlier.

Check when you need to arrive for your flight. Remember, face masks may be required at some airport terminals and on board, depending on government requirements. To learn more about mask requirements and how we’re keeping you safe at the airport and on board, see Fly Well.

Checking in
Online check-in is available for selected international flights. If online check-in is unavailable for your flight, you’ll need to check in at the airport. Please arrive at the airport early.

What to bring
Please bring any relevant travel documents with you to the airport, such as proof of vaccination, visas and insurance certificates, where required.

Travel requirements may change at short notice, always check government websites for the latest information.

Thank you for respecting each other and our team, and helping us create a safe and positive environment for everyone.