As part of Uber’s commitment to help ensure that transport isn’t a barrier for access to the COVID-19 vaccine, we are delighted to announce that we are working with the New Zealand Ministry of Health to provide 5,000 free rides for Kiwis travelling to and from vaccination centres. 

On ‘Super Saturday’ 16 October, the national day of action for vaccination, eligible unvaccinated kiwis in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington will be provided with access to two free rides (up to the value of $20 each way).

Vouchers will initially be made available via a text message from the Ministry of Health to eligible participants on Saturday 16th between 7am and 9pm. 

Uber ANZ General Manager Dom Taylor said lack of access to transport shouldn’t be a barrier to vaccination.

“We want to play a role in helping more Kiwis get access to the vaccine and believe that by leveraging our platform, which already helps millions get from A to B easily and at the push of a button, we can help make a difference.”

We believe nobody should be denied their shot at getting the COVID-19 vaccine because they lack access to transport and are proud to play our part in connecting people with access to the vaccine.