Chris Hipkins: People vaccinated overseas may wait up to 14 days to get Vaccine Passes

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 1 Dec 2021, 8:44AM
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Chris Hipkins: People vaccinated overseas may wait up to 14 days to get Vaccine Passes

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 1 Dec 2021, 8:44AM

Some will wait longer than others to move into the Traffic Light System.

Those who were vaccinated overseas may have to wait up to 14 days before their application for a Vaccine Pass is approved.

It could mean they can only go to supermarkets, petrol stations and health services for a period before enjoying freedoms in the Traffic Light System.

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told Mike Hosking 14 days is the maximum time it takes.

“The ones that are coming from countries where the systems for verifying, the accuracy of those records aren't as good, they take a bit longer, but if you're coming from Australia, the US, the UK, those countries, we can generally verify reasonably quickly your vaccine certificates.”

LISTEN ABOVE