Vaccination certificates are required to enter many countries.
Hundreds of people who travel overseas for work are now relying on overseas governments to grant them a vaccine certificate in order to keep their jobs.
The Ministry of Health won’t grant an international vaccine certificate to people who have had one or both vaccines overseas.
Michael Dreyer, the Ministry’s national digital services group manager, said the “New Zealand International Travel Vaccination Certificates only show vaccines given in New Zealand”.
“People who have received one or more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine overseas cannot currently request an International Travel Vaccination Certificate from New Zealand.”
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Dreyer said the Ministry was working on making it possible for people vaccinated overseas to get a certificate for international travel.
More than a dozen people have contacted Stuff about the predicament, some who had flights booked this month for work overseas.
They were advised by Air New Zealand that they couldn’t board their flights, unless they provided their New Zealand vaccination certificate.
In a statement, an Air New Zealand spokesperson said: “Air New Zealand must ensure that passengers…