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Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Notification of Emergency Directive

In accordance with section 27G(1) of the Civil Aviation Act 1990, Emergency Directive – Relief from the General Directions – Examination Procedures and Timetable of Routine Examinations.

This Emergency Directive is issued in response to the situation created by COVID-19, and in particular, the inability to safely undertake some aspects of ear, nose and throat examinations and eye examinations in [Levels 2, 3 and 4 or Framework levels Orange and Red] of the COVID-19 alert and traffic light system.

This Emergency Directive is necessary to provide relief from certain requirements of Civil Aviation Rules 61.35 and 65.25, without compromising civil aviation safety.

These General Directions are available for inspection and download on the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand website:

Dated at Wellington this 13th day of January 2022.

JOHN KAY, Acting Director of Civil Aviation.