Pursuant to section 86(4)(a) of the Immigration Act 2009, by special direction, 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:
- who is a citizen of, or a foreign national ordinarily resident in, one of the countries listed in the attached Schedule – Class 1; and
- whose immediate or ultimate destination after transiting through New Zealand is the country of which they are a citizen of or ordinarily resident in; and
- who is the immediate family (partners, spouses, dependent children under the age of 24 and legal guardians) travelling with a person to whom clause 1 and 2 applies; and
- for whom there is a Government to Government arrangement to support their repatriation into the country of which they are a citizen of, or foreign national ordinarily resident in, where the following conditions are met:
4.1 they remain airside (do not enter New Zealand) and do not exceed 10 hours in transit; and
4.2 health requirements have been met; and
4.3 it is formally documented in a Government to Government arrangement that their Government undertakes that they will be accepted into the country of which they are a citizen or ordinarily resident in.
This special direction expires on 19 June 2020, unless cancelled earlier.
Dated this 10th day of April 2020.
Hon IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY, Minister of Immigration.
Schedule – Class 1
- United States of America