Social Distancing No Longer a Requirement For Air New Zealand


Air New Zealand announced that social distancing measures are no longer needed.

Air New Zealand stated that “social distancing is no longer a requirement,” according to Business Traveler.

New Zealand has lifted almost all of its COVID-19 restrictions in the country. On June 8, the country moved to alert level 1, the lowest in its four-tier program. Level 1 does not require social distancing, but borders will remain shut for now. The country has not had any new COVID-19 cases in over two weeks. “Social distancing is no longer a requirement, unaccompanied minors will once again be able to travel domestically, and customers will be able to travel around New Zealand again with pets as checked baggage,” she said.

The airline is encouraging passengers to check-in for their flight online to save time at the airport and prevent possible exposure. Food and beverage services resumed under alert level 2. The main New Zealand airline is currently operating at only 20 percent domestic capacity in comparison to levels prior to the pandemic. It hopes to return to 55 percent compacity in July and August.

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