Pursuant to clause 8(5) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020 (“Order”), I, as the Director-General of Health, hereby specify the following to be appropriate evidence for the purposes of the Order:
- All COVID-19 test results must contain the following information:
- Name of person tested;
- Date of birth of person tested and/or the passport number of the person tested;
- Name of the laboratory at which the COVID-19 test was processed;
- Written confirmation from the laboratory of the result of a COVID-19 test;
- Written confirmation of:
- the date on which the COVID-19 test was conducted; and
- if necessary to establish that the COVID-19 test was undertaken within the 72-hour period prior to the person’s journey beginning due to the date of the test, the time at which the COVID-19 test was conducted; and
- Written confirmation of the type of test that was conducted.
- The COVID-19 test result for persons arriving from a Very High Risk country (as set out in Schedule 3 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Order 2020) must be by a laboratory authorised to perform testing for COVID-19 by the government in the country in which the test is administered.
- A list of known authorised laboratories for Very High Risk countries is maintained by the Ministry of Health at: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-specific-audiences/covid-19-advice-travellers#highrisk .
This notice revokes and replaces the “Specification of Appropriate Evidence Relating to a COVID-19 Test—COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020” published in the New Zealand Gazette, 2 February 2021, Notice No. 2021-go354.
The notice will commence at 11.59pm (New Zealand time) on 3 May 2021.
Dated at Wellington this 30th day of April 2021.
Dr ASHLEY BLOOMFIELD, Director-General of Health.