Passengers arriving in Auckland on three flights immediately haven’t picked up their baggage on the airport, underneath a trial which sees luggage taken on to managed isolation motels.
It comes as Auckland Airport makes preparations for quarantine-free arrivals from Australia in 10 days.
In info on the federal government’s MIQ website, passengers are informed their baggage shall be collected and delivered to them four-to-eight hours later.
Two Air New Zealand flights, from Los Angeles and Perth, and an Emirates flight from Dubai have been chosen for the trial.
Auckland Airport mentioned the change was mandatory because it separated the arrivals space for passengers destined for MIQ services, from these on trans-Tasman flights after 18 April.
The carousels would cater for the bigger variety of Australian arrivals, however there was not adequate house for a separate baggage assortment house for MIQ arrivals.
MIQ’s web site informed passengers within the three trial flights they might proceed all through the airport with out checked baggage, except a selected inspection was required by border officers.
“Your journey by the Auckland terminal could also be completely different to what you have got skilled earlier than (or count on) and a few processes might take longer,” it mentioned.
“You’ll not be reunited together with your checked-in baggage for a time frame so please be sure you have something you want throughout this time – similar to a change of garments, any important medicines or provides in your kids in your hand baggage.
“For these in Auckland services this might be 4-6 hours. For these going to Hamilton and Rotorua services this might be 6-8 hours.”