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At this time when the world is recovering and starting to reopen, we wanted to let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety, as well as flexibility of your rental bookings. Car rental can provide a private travel solution, a safer alternative to some other transport modes where the customer can control their own environment.
The safety of our customers and staff is of paramount importance to us and we are closely monitoring the news, information, advice and guidance from the World Health Organisation and local authorities regarding the spread of the Coronavirus. Our focus is to ensure we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you and our employees safe.
COVID RESTRICTIONS UPDATE - 16 DECEMBER 2021
New Zealand Traffic Light System – All Regions
Effective 11:59pm on 2nd December 2021, the New Zealand Government has decided all regions will move to the Traffic Light System (COVID-19 Protection Framework).
All Budget locations are open to allow you to book, collect or return a vehicle. However, due to various travel restrictions defined by the New Zealand Government, some of our locations may have reduced operating hours.
If you wish to make a booking, please make a reservation via the website, or get in touch with the Contact Centre on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 283 438.
Please be advised these conditions are subject to change based on advice from the New Zealand government.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us via email@example.com or call 0800 283 438.
Can I reserve a vehicle with flexibility to change or cancel?
To travel with complete flexibility, select the Pay at Counter option. This option offers free modifications or cancellations at any time.
When selecting the Pay Now option, you receive a saving for paying in advance. Until 28 February 2022, we are offering free cancellation on Pay Now Rentals when you cancel at least 24 hours in advance of rental collection.
What steps is Budget taking to ensure my collection and drop off is safe and my vehicle is sanitised?
The Budget Worry-Free Promise is the assurance that we’ve taken countless safety measures to make the experience safe for everyone.
We have enhanced our cleaning protocols, including utilising disinfectant that protects our customers and employees against pathogens. All vehicles are cleaned before every rental, paying special attention to high touch point surfaces such as the steering wheel, indicators, dashboard, hand grips, in-car entertainment controls, cup holders, keys, centre consoles, and all door handles, both inside and out.
The Worry-Free Promise allows customers to pick up and drop off vehicles with minimal contact. Paperless rental agreements have been instated, and upon returning the vehicle customers will receive their booking receipt via email.
Find out more about the Budget Worry-Free Promise including the safety and vehicle protocols here.
What should I do if I have already made a booking, but it’s impacted by the Coronavirus?
For increased flexibility on all bookings, you can change or cancel, without fees, any reservations in New Zealand, for rentals due to start before 28 February 2022.
For Pay Now bookings which start before this time, there will not be any penalties for changes made up to 24 hours before the start of your rental.
To make any changes, please contact our reservations team firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 283 438.
Updated: 16 December 2021