Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Exemption of Persons from Clause 8(2B) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020

Pursuant to clause 27A of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020 (“Order”), I, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health, hereby declare that the following class of persons is exempt from clause 8(2B) of the Order (being the pre-departure testing requirements):

Persons who arrive in New Zealand by air if their journey to New Zealand began (or is taken by clause 8(4AA) of the Order to have begun) from:

Afghanistan

This exemption is subject to the following conditions:

1. The person must be transferred as soon as practicable to an MIQF for Day 0/1 COVID-19 testing once the necessary border entry procedures have been completed after the person’s arrival in New Zealand.

Subject to the terms of this exemption, all other provisions of the Order continue to apply until this exemption is revoked.

Dated at Wellington this 18th day of August 2021.

Dr ASHLEY BLOOMFIELD, Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Hauora, Director-General of Health.