Smooth run to take-offIf you're flying soon, here's a few tips to help you breeze through the airport and get your trip off to a smoother start
Before you get to the airport make sure that you and your luggage adheres to aviation security regulations - including those relating to what you can carry onto the plane in your hand luggage.
Find out about carrying liquids, aerosols and gels before you get to the airport, and remember it is always wise to check your airline ticket for more information.
The check in counters for international passengers are located on the ground floor of the international terminal
When checking in, you must have the following documents:
After checking-in on the ground floor, passengers should go to the first floor. Passengers are advised to enter the departure area to complete Customs and emigration formalities and then move on to their departure gate lounge. Our airport maps will help guide you to the right place.
To help us ensure processing flows smoothly for the benefit of all passengers, before reaching the Customs counter please have your boarding pass and passport ready. As of 5 November 2018, departure cards are no longer required.
Help our security team keep you safe by keeping to our safety procedures. After completing Customs formalities all passengers pass through the security screening point operated by the Aviation Security Service.
From 30 June 2019 Aviation Security screening will include a full body scan using Advanced Imaging Technology. Read the FAQ for more information about how the body scanners work and what happens at the screening point.
Shop duty free and tax free online before you fly and we’ll have your purchases ready and waiting for you to pick up when you fly, pick up at departures or arrivals - just choose a Collection Point option that suits you. Shop spirits, fragrances, jewellery, clothing and more. Shop now.
Our shops, dining and relaxation facilities offer travellers a great choice of leisure activities for you to enjoy once you have passed through the emigration check point. We have specialist, kiwi souvenir and duty free shops, including:
Departure gate information is displayed on monitors throughout the departure area and after security. Passengers are advised to check the monitors for their departure gate. Each departure gate is clearly numbered and the flight number provided. Our airport maps and friendly staff will help point you in the right direction!
When planning your travel, and before you leave NZ check out the SafeTravel website. The website has destination specific important health and general advisories you should be aware of before you travel.
While mosquitoes in New Zealand don’t carry diseases, in many other countries they do and there are other bugs to be aware when you travel. See Ministry of Health website for more information on the bugs to be aware of and what precautions you can take to avoid being bitten.
The Ministry of Health is advising people travelling overseas to make sure they are fully immunised against measles before they go.
Measles is regularly brought into the New Zealand through international travel. There are currently significant measles outbreaks overseas, including in the Philippines and in some European countries.
Children who have not yet been immunised are at greatest risk of the disease. The Ministry of Health recommends that:
If you haven’t been immunised, you should be cautious about travelling to any countries where there are serious measles outbreaks.
An up-to-date list of countries with a measles outbreak can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
The New Zealand Government has introduced security arrangements for all international flights to and from New Zealand airports.
At Auckland Airport, our focus is to make the security process as simple and friendly as possible, whilst still ensuring all international passengers comply with new regulations.
Whether a battery can be carried or not depends on the type of battery, its configuration, or the number being carried. It is always best to check with your airline, but as a general guide the following rules almost always apply