Air New Zealand customers can now link their Vaccine Pass to their Airpoints profile

Air New Zealand customers can upload their domestic My Vaccine Pass to their Airpoints profile, the airline has announced.

From December 14, the airline will be requiring proof of either full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure to travel domestically.  

"Travel will look different this summer but we're confident the innovative changes we've made to the Air NZ mobile app will make the extra travel requirement as seamless as possible," Air NZ Chief Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty said.

Geraghty says Air NZ is one of the first airlines in the world to develop a digital solution for customers to upload their vaccination status to their loyalty profile.

"There will be opportunities to check in via all of our touchpoints including our app, online or at the kiosk. However, uploading your domestic My Vaccine Pass to your Airpoints profile will be easiest way to travel this summer. And the good thing is, members will only have to do this once," she said.

"We've applied a privacy lens across the whole digital solution. The QR code or domestic My Vaccine Pass itself is not retained by Air New Zealand; we're just verifying the Pass is valid." 

Air NZ says more than 300,000 Kiwis are booked to travel on the airline between December 15-31.

A video explaining how to link your vaccination passport to your Airpoints app or account can be seen at the top of this article.

Face coverings will still be required on board.