Checking-in as a foot passenger

Before boarding, you'll need to check in and receive your Boarding Pass at one of our desks within the Passenger Terminal.

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from 15 December you will need to show at check-in Either
  • Proof you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as shown on your My Vaccine Pass from the New Zealand Government
  • A negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of your ship's departure.

You will be unable to board Interislander ships without either of these documents. Find out more

Prior to check-in

Pack a small bag for the journey (see Travel tips)

  • All large items(including backpacks) must be checked in.
  • Carry-on allowance is one small bag and one handbag/laptop bag

 Foot passenger check-in procedure

  • Arrive at least 45 minutes before departure
  • Go to the Departures building
  • Have booking confirmation ready (having the document open on your phone will do)
  • From 15 December you will be required to have your proof of ID, My Vaccine Pass available on your phone or printed OR a negative COVID test result taken within 72 hours of your scheduled departure, either as a text message or a letter from a medical professional. All members of your family or group if they are over the age of 12 years and 3 months must show their own information.
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  • Go to check-in counters and exchange booking confirmation for boarding passes
  • Check-in large bags (this includes backpacks)
  • Wait in departure lounge until boarding is announced
  • Follow terminal staff instructions to gangway to board


More important information...

If you are bring pets, please click here for more details.

If you will be carrying dangerous goods or have any questions about what goods are classed as dangerous, the please click here.



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Bringing your pets

With Interislander, you can bring your whole family on holiday, including your pets!
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Travelling with luggage

Sail through Check-in by reading our luggage policies before arriving!
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Finding our terminals

Whether you're travelling with us by car or coming by foot, find out how to get to our terminals.
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