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Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemption for Quarantine-free Travel) Notice (No 2) 2021

Pursuant to clause 26 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020, the Minister for COVID-19 Response gives the following notice after complying with that clause.

Notice

1 Title

This notice is the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemption for Quarantine-free Travel) Notice (No 2) 2021.

2 Commencement

This notice comes into force at 11.30pm on 23 April 2021.

3 Interpretation

In this notice, QFT exemption notice means the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemption for Quarantine-free Travel) Notice 2021 (New Zealand Gazette, 16 April 2021, Notice No. 2021-go1441).

4 Additional condition of exemption allowing quarantine-free travel by person

(1) This clause imposes an additional condition on an exemption under clause 4(1) of the QFT exemption notice (which relates to a person who arrives in New Zealand on an aircraft undertaking a QFT flight).

(2) The condition is that the person has not been in the state of Western Australia, Australia on or after 11.30pm on 23 April 2021 (New Zealand time).

5 Transitional provision

Clause 4 applies only in relation to a QFT flight that departs for New Zealand on or after the commencement of this notice.

Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of April 2021.

Hon CHRIS HIPKINS, Minister for COVID-19 Response.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This notice is made under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020. It comes into force at 11.30pm on 23 April 2021 and applies only in relation to a flight that departs on or after that time.

The notice relates to the exemption under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemption for Quarantine-free Travel) Notice 2021, which exempts certain people who arrive in New Zealand on a quarantine-free travel flight (or QFT flight) from the requirements for—

  • a confirmed allocation to enter a managed isolation or quarantine facility; and
  • isolation or quarantine on arrival.

The notice imposes an additional condition on the exemption. The condition is that the person has not been in the state of Western Australia, Australia on or after 11.30pm on 23 April 2021 (New Zealand time).

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.