Pursuant to section 86(4)(a) of the Immigration Act 2009, the following persons are classified as persons to whom a transit visa waiver applies. Any person who is to travel to and be in New Zealand as a transit passenger only, and who is approved to travel by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and:
- Is arriving in New Zealand as a transit passenger before 3.00pm (New Zealand time) on Tuesday 24 March 2020 and whose immediate or ultimate destination is Australia; or
- Is arriving in New Zealand as a transit passenger before 11.59pm, Sunday 29 March 2020 and whose immediate or ultimate destination is not Australia.
This special direction expires on 30 March 2020, unless cancelled earlier.
Dated this 22nd day of March 2020.
Hon IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY, Minister of Immigration.