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Air New Zealand to Mandate Full Vaccinations for International Travelers

Operations at Auckland Airport as New Zealand to Limit Returning Citizens
Photographer: Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg

Air New Zealand Ltd. will require international travelers to be vaccinated when flying with the carrier starting from Feb. 1, the latest airline to stipulate mandatory jabs for not just crew but passengers also.

All travelers aged 18 and above that arrive or depart New Zealand have to be vaccinated and those who haven’t been inoculated need to present proof that vaccination for them wasn’t a viable option due to health reasons, Air New Zealand said in a statement on its website. The carrier will roll out the International Air Transport Association Travel Pass to ensure these requirements are met.