COVID-19: information for Hamilton Airport users

At 11.59pm on 23 January 2022, New Zealand moved to RED under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System).

What does this mean for Hamilton Airport users?

  • Our airport is open to the public, and planes are going out as scheduled.
  • When visiting our terminal, please use the COVID tracing app to scan the barcodes situated around the terminal and on your travels.
  • Vaccination certificates are not mandatory when visiting our terminal. All passengers aged 12 years and older travelling domestically must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative test taken within 72 hours of departure. Proof of either of these will need to be provided before check-in. Find out more here.
  • Under the RED setting you are required to wear a face mask onboard the plane and on all public transport.  You must also wear a mask while in the terminal and it is recommended you wear a mask at all times in public.
  • Propeller Airport Cafe is open.  Our hours are 8.15am to 5.00pm.  Outside of these hours, we have a coffee cart onsite for your coffee and food needs.  You are not required to wear a face mask when seated in the cafe, however at all other times you are required to do so.  We appreciate your co-operation. 
  • Our Terminal Resilience Project is underway, and you will see some evidence of this within the terminal.  Construction means we have to do things a little differently in terms of Check In and Arrivals/Departures.  Visit here for details.

If you require further information, please visit the government’s COVID website here. **

COVID-19 precautions and information:    

  • Face masks/coverings are  required on all domestic flights in New Zealand.  Please refer to your airline for their protocols regarding domestic travel under the COVID-19 Protection Framework.
  • Face masks/coverings must be worn inside the terminal at all times.
  • Physical distancing conventions must be followed  – these are communicated through posters, digital and physical signage at the airport.   
  • Please use the hand sanitiser dispensers that are placed around the terminal.
  • To keep everyone safe, please do not travel, or enter our terminal if you are feeling unwell, are being tested for COVID-19 or if you need to self-isolate.
  • We have a robust cleaning and sanitising process – particularly around high touch areas such as check-in counters, touch screens, hand rails, door handles etc.  Of course it is important you take care of your own personal hygiene as well, so please:
    • Wash your hands well
    • Sanitise often
    • Avoid touching your face
    • Cough/sneeze into your elbow
    • Practice physical distancing

We advise regularly checking our website and the COVID-19 Traffic Light Protection Framework for up to date information as these can be subject to change.

For more information:

Ministry of Transport

Ministry of Health

New Zealand Immigration

Safe Travel
Air New Zealand - visit the Air New Zealand website for the latest schedule and fare information as well as FAQ’s for travelling.




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