Limited travel for work purposes
Very limited travel across the Auckland boundary is permitted for some work purposes. Most people will not be allowed to travel across the Auckland regional boundary for work, even if their workplace is operating.
You are permitted to travel into or out of Auckland for work if you:
are moving freight. All freight (goods, livestock, waste, etc.) movements can occur into, out of and through Auckland. You should carry documentation, e.g. a purchase or distribution order to show to Police.
are involved in dairy, horticultural or poultry production, processing, or distribution, and have been provided an exemption letter from your industry organisation
are providing health services (including disability and mental health) or in an emergency
are a contracted transport provider taking children to or from school
are working on building and construction for critical infrastructure projects, or where you are doing work responding to an immediate health and safety risk
are providing scientific services, in particular those supporting the COVID-19 response
are a utility or communication provider — including the news media
work in emergency services
are an electoral candidate
are providing services under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, or other social services to maintain critical wellbeing, and as crisis support for people who are unsafe or homeless
are supporting or delivering Managed Isolation and Quarantine services, including movement from other ports to Auckland facilities
working at New Zealand Steel Limited’s Glenbrook Steel Mill site
work in transport or logistics providers that operate at, or through, an aerodrome, passenger or freight aviation services, passenger or freight shipping services, road freight services, rail freight services, and public transport services that are under contract with a territorial authority
work for organisations supporting critical transport infrastructure that maintains public health and safety
work for a postal operator or courier service
work for Rocket Lab in the preparation or scrubbing of rocket launches
work for Foodstuffs in specialist food service store and stock management roles
work for organisations listed in Schedule 1 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002(external link).