Travel and accommodation at Red

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

Key points

  • At Red, you can travel anywhere in New Zealand for any reason.
  • Accommodation can open at Red. There are no capacity limits.
  • Do not travel if you are unwell or isolating.
  • You must wear a face mask on all flights and public transport, in taxi and ride-share services.

You can travel at Red

Domestic travel

You can travel anywhere in New Zealand for any reason at Red. There are no regional boundaries.

If you are travelling into different setting areas, you will need to follow the guidance for that area when you are there.

Unless your transport provider requires it, you do not need a My Vaccine Pass or a negative COVID-19 test to travel.

Public transport, taxis and ride-shares

You can take public transport, taxis and ride-shares. There are no physical distancing requirements on public transport, or at bus stops or train stations.

Stay home if unwell or isolating

If you are self-isolating, you can only leave your home for a few reasons. Do not travel if you are unwell or isolating.

If you have COVID-19

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19 while travelling


Accommodation can open

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

This includes:

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

It does not include private residences.

Accommodation providers can choose to require My Vaccine Pass. They can require you to show your My Vaccine Pass to be at the accommodation facility.

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

Events at Red

Gatherings at Red

Serving food and drink

Accommodation services can provide food and drink. Customer-facing food and beverage services, other than room service, must follow the food and beverage rules.

Hospitality at Red


Face masks

On transport

You must wear a face mask:

  • on domestic flights
  • on public transport
  • in taxis and ride-share services
  • on Cook Strait ferries
  • at arrival and departure points that are indoors, for example inside airports and terminals
  • on all Kiwirail services — but you can take your face mask off when you are in your seat inside your allocated carriage.

If you are aged 8 years or over or are a student who is in Year 4 or above, you must wear a face mask on public transport and Ministry of Education-funded school transport (school buses).

At accommodation providers

You must wear a face mask if you are indoors at a food and drink business attached to an accommodation provider. You can take your face mask off when seated and to eat and drink.

We encourage you to wear a face mask in communal areas.

When you must wear a face mask


If you test positive while you are away

If you test positive for COVID-19 while you are away from home, you and the people you are travelling with will need to isolate. You can only return home if you have a private vehicle, and you do not need to use public transport — such as a ferry — to get home. 

Make sure you have a plan in case this happens. 

If you test positive for COVID-19 while travelling


Keep up healthy habits

Healthy habits help protect you, your whānau and others from catching or spreading COVID-19. Examples include:

  • wear a face mask indoors
  • stay home when sick
  • open windows to let out stale air
  • wash or sanitise your hands
  • physically distance from people you do not know.

Keep up healthy habits


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