Travel and accommodation at Orange

You can travel around New Zealand and stay at accommodation at Orange. This information is for domestic travel.

Key points

  • You can travel anywhere in New Zealand at any traffic light setting. There are no boundaries under the traffic lights.
  • You can travel for any reason.
  • Accommodation can open. There are no capacity limits.
  • Find information about travelling to, leaving and transiting through New Zealand:
    International travel

You can travel at Orange

  • You can travel anywhere in New Zealand at any traffic light setting.
  • You can travel for any reason.
  • Unless your transport provider requires it, you do not need a My Vaccine Pass or a negative COVID-19 test to travel.  
  • If you are travelling into a different setting area, you will need to follow the guidance for that area when you are there.
  • You do not need to physically distance.

Face masks

You must wear a face mask:

  • on indoor public transport
  • at indoor arrival and departure points, for example airports and some train stations
  • in taxis
  • in ride-share vehicles
  • on domestic flights.

When to wear a face mask at Orange

Stay home if self-isolating or waiting for a test result

If you are self-isolating, you can only leave your home for a few reasons.

If you are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, you should stay home.


Accommodation can open

Accommodation can open at Orange. There are no capacity limits.

This includes:

  • hotels and motels
  • boarding houses
  • backpackers
  • campgrounds
  • seasonal worker accommodation
  • AirBnB properties
  • tertiary accommodation.

If you are holding an event or a gathering at an accommodation facility, follow the relevant advice:

Events at Orange

Gatherings at Orange

Serving food and drink

If the accommodation service contains a hospitality venue, they need to follow advice for hospitality services.

Hospitality at Orange

Face masks

You do not need to wear a face mask at accommodation facilities, but you are encouraged to wear one in public indoor settings.


Keep up healthy habits to protect us

Even though we are a highly vaccinated country, COVID-19 can still spread in our communities. Slow the spread of the virus by keeping up healthy habits.

Keep up healthy habits



More information for accommodation providers

Accommodation providers can find more information on business.govt.nz.

Accommodation guidance | business.govt.nz (external link)

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