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Our response to COVID-19

As one of Auckland’s lifeline utilities we are acutely aware of our responsibility to ensure that 1.7 million Aucklanders can continue to get key essentials through the port amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Updated Friday 27 May 2022. 

Please visit www.covid19.govt.nz for more information on COVID-19. 

The current situation:

After two years of living with the pandemic, a new normal is emerging. Government controls are being lifted and Ports of Auckland is starting to do the same.  ​​

 

Our priority is to keep operating safely, keep freight moving and protect the health and safety of all port users. As of Friday 27 May, a few key COVID-19 protocols will remain in place that allow the port to continue operations while keeping port staff, port users, and the wider community safe, but we are excited for the road to a new normal to begin.  

Mask wearing is no longer mandatory – except on international ships as part of the border worker controls, within port security vans, or if staff are working as household contacts under the critical worker exemption scheme. Our port Security vans will transport international ship crew who can provide a negative RAT test. Lastly, the Ports of Auckland vaccine mandate is no longer in place for all port entrants.

  

We’d like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the support and cooperation received thus far.


Our response:  

The port is an essential service and we will keep Auckland's freight moving at all alert levels. We are committed to ensuring we are able to continue handling Auckland's freight. It is critical we protect our staff and our maritime border, and we need to remain aware of the potential risks we face. We are a gateway to the world.

As one of Auckland's lifeline utilities, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to ensure that 1.7 million Aucklanders can continue to get key essentials through the port. We're also aware that many Auckland businesses rely on getting imports in or exports out via our port to keep their businesses running. 

You can view our COVID-19 Policy here. ​