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Airport COVID 19 Border Screening Roles

Note:  All Applications Currently Paused

On behalf of the Ministry of Health, we have a number of temporary employment vacancies for suitably qualified and experienced people to carry out incoming and outgoing passenger screening for COVID 19 symptoms at major airports throughout New Zealand.  This is an on-going initiative and will be progressively rolled out in stages.

Purpose of these roles

The purpose of these roles is to provide entry and exit screening to passengers arriving and departing from New Zealand airports.   You will need to actively participate in training and briefings provided by the Health representative(s). Your role will be to facilitate the exit and entry screening of passengers by asking a series of questions, or assisting passengers answer questions at the E-gate or check in.  This will involve taking the temperature of passengers intending to enter or exit New Zealand.   You will also be providing information and support to travellers to understand the requirements.

Full training and induction will be provided by representatives of the Ministry of Health and District Health Boards.

Criteria for Application

You will need to have demonstrated experience working in airport environments, be familiar with airport security and operating requirements or be a qualified health worker.

  • If you are a former Air New Zealand or other airline employee, you will need to have recently held (within the past four weeks) a valid AvSec ID card
  • If you are a qualified health worker you must present a current Police VCA check

You will need to be experienced in interacting with travellers, including at times of pressure or stress.

As part of this role, you will have first aid training, including how to take temperatures.  You will need to be able to work under time pressure and in potential conflict situations (for example if a passenger is denied boarding).

Shift Work

Note that these roles are offered on a casual temporary employment basis.  They involve working in shifts on a 24/7 shift pattern.  You must be able to work shift work and potentially be on-call for a range of shift patterns.

How to Apply 

To apply for these positions, first download the H2R Health Declaration form then click on the link below:

Christchurch Airport – Applications have been paused

We have closed applications for Christchurch until further notice as we there have already been a good number of suitable applicants.  We may open up applications again for future intakes so please monitor this website weekly.


Auckland Airport Applications have been paused

Due to a a large number of responses for the first intake for these roles, we have paused applications for this round.  We have had approximately 250 applications for 25-30 roles.  For those of you who have already applied, we will work through the process in order of application.   For those who have not had the opportunity to apply, we will re advertise again at a later date (could be two weeks) so keep an eye on this website.

Applications Close

Once we have reached the desired number of applicants for each intake, we will close off applications and then re-open them for future intakes.  If you have met all the criteria and are unsuccessful or are unable to apply, please keep monitoring this page.