Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Exemption of Persons From Clause 8(2A), (2B) and (3) to (4) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020

1. Pursuant to clause 26 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020 (“Order”), I, Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for COVID-19 Response, having taken into account the advice of the Director-General of Health, declare that the following persons are exempt from clause 8(2A), (2B) and (3) to (4) of the Order:

Passengers and aircrew arriving in New Zealand on flight ASY303 on Sunday 30 May 2021 who:

  1. are not already subject to an exemption from clause 8 of the Order, pursuant to clause 11; and
  2. have not been in any country other than New Zealand or Australia in the 14 days immediately prior to their departure for New Zealand (“the relevant 14-day period”); and
  3. have not been to any area in Australia which is identified by an Australian public health authority as a COVID-19 outbreak location, during the relevant 14-day period; and
  4. have either:
    1. not had a positive result from a test for COVID-19 during the relevant 14-day period; or
    2. had a positive result from a test for COVID-19 during the relevant 14-day period and they have a certificate from a medical practitioner verifying that the medical practitioner is of the opinion that this is an historical infection and the person is no longer infectious with COVID-19; and
  5. are not awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19 that they have undergone during the relevant 14-day period; and
  6. are not subject to a relevant direction or advice from a suitably qualified health practitioner or official of an Australian public health authority to undergo a test for COVID-19 or isolate from others; and
  7. do not have any of the following symptoms:
    1. a new or worsening cough;
    2. a sore throat;
    3. shortness of breath;
    4. a runny nose;
    5. a loss of sense of smell;
    6. a fever; or
    7. a suitably qualified health practitioner has certified, on the basis of the symptoms the person is experiencing, that the person should not be required to isolate or quarantine; and

2. For the purposes of this instrument:

  1. medical practitioner means a person who is registered or licensed in Australia as a health professional equivalent to a medical practitioner
  2. official of an Australian public health authority includes a person who is engaged by an Australian public health authority
  3. relevant direction or advice
    1. means a direction under an Australian law; and
    2. includes a direction or advice from a suitably qualified health practitioner, or an official of an Australian public health authority
  4. suitably qualified health practitioner means a person who is registered or licensed in Australia as a health professional equivalent to a suitably qualified health practitioner.

3. The exemption will begin at 11.59pm on 29 May 2021.

Dated at Wellington this 26th day of May 2021.

Hon CHRIS HIPKINS, Minister for COVID-19 Response.