Business travel through Auckland restricted

15 Feb 2021

Business travel through Auckland restricted

Monday 15 February

Road blocks are being set up around Auckland, preventing non-essential travel from the region for the next three days.

Police will patrol eight checkpoints on the outskirts of Auckland and will be stopping vehicles and questioning drivers to endure there is no non-essential movement through the region.

For the next 24 hours essential workers – such as truckers and emergency workers – will be able to pass through without paperwork.

But from today, Monday 15 February, people will not be able to pass unless they have exemptions granted by either the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment or the Ministry of Health.

Businesses inside the Auckland Alert Level Boundary can now register for travel documents using an online register.

This Business Travel Register allows businesses to request and receive travel documents for workers who need to cross an alert level boundary. Login or signup to Business Connect

For permitted travel and special exemptions, the Register will produce a business travel document for each worker. The document can then be used at checkpoints, making passage much quicker and simpler for both workers and police.

The Register uses the New Zealand Business Number that most companies already have, but can be used without one. It will inform businesses if the type of travel they have requested is permitted, and sends automated emails to update them on the process – such as downloading travel documents.

Any information that is entered into the Register is confidential. The personal information provided in the request (limited to employee names) will only be used for the purpose of approving travel documentation requests.

More information on how to use it can be found on Business travel across Alert Level Boundaries — business.govt.nz

Access the Business Travel Register (Login or signup to Business Connect)