Permitted movement within Alert Level 4

Personal movement at Alert Level 4 is limited, except for the permitted reasons.

If you are leaving home for one of the permitted reasons, you do not require any other form of approval. You should carry some evidence of your reason to leave your home.

You may be asked to show evidence of your reason for travel — if you cannot provide it, you may be prevented from travelling by the operator or other authority.

Recommended evidence for travel at Alert Level 4 — Ministry of Transport (external link)

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19, you should not leave home — even if it is permitted — and must self-isolate, and call Healthline for advice and get tested.

Individual exemptions

The purpose of Alert Levels 3 and 4 is to limit the movement of people to only that which is absolutely necessary. This helps to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Please carefully review the list of permitted movements. You do not need to apply for an exemption if your reason to travel is for one of the permitted reasons.

If your reason for personal travel is not already permitted, the Director-General of Health may grant individual exemptions to the Alert Level 3 or 4 restrictions. However, exemptions are granted only in exceptional circumstances on a case-by-case basis, and only where this is consistent with the public health response to COVID-19.

To apply for an exemption for personal travel within an Alert Level region please visit the Ministry of Health website. 

Apply for an individual exemption (external link)

Travel across an Alert Level boundary

The information on this page is about permitted movement within an Alert Level 4 area.

Find out about travel permissions when crossing an Alert Level boundary:

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