Auckland Airport

Health checks at Auckland airport for Pacific bound passengers

The health check requirement came into effect today, Tuesday 17 March 2020.

Assessments including temperature checks will be carried out by District Health Board nurses at International Departures and are in addition to the specific entry requirements for the travellers final destination.

Earlier today three new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus in New Zealand, were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

Dr Bloomfield said all three new cases are people who had returned from international travel.

Auckland fuel crisis: More flights cancelled, tankers brought in

A pipeline that supplies fuel to the airport was closed over the weekend after a leak was discovered on Thursday. It has caused dozens of flights in and out of the city to be delayed or cancelled.

Up to 80,000 litres of jet fuel - or about two tanker loads - spilled from the pipeline at Ruakaka, about 130km north of Auckland.

It was damaged by a digger operating on a farm.

Auckland Airport said 28 flights have been cancelled today, up from 14 yesterday.