Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order 2021—Evidence of Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test

Pursuant to clause 30(3) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order 2021 (“Order”), I, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health, hereby specify the following to be satisfactory evidence for the purposes of clauses 14, 15, 16A and 30 of the Order.

  1. All COVID-19 test results (required to satisfy the negative COVID-19 test requirement) must contain the following information:
    1. the full name of person tested; and
    2. the date of birth of person tested and/or the passport number of the person tested; and
    3. the date on which the COVID-19 test was conducted; and
    4. the time the COVID-19 test was conducted; and
    5. the result of the test; and
    6. the type of test that was conducted (PCR, RAT or LAMP); and
    7. if the COVID-19 test was testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2) iral ribonucleic acid using polymerase chain reaction (PCR test):
      1. the name of the company or laboratory at which the PCR test was processed; and
    8. if the COVID-19 test was testing for antigens specific to SARS-CoV-2 (rapid antigen test or RAT) or testing for SARS-CoV-2 viral ribonucleic acid using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP):
      1. EITHER: the name of the health professional that supervised the test, including either a letterhead or stamp confirming the supervisor’s name, occupation and employer
      2. OR: the name of the pharmacy, laboratory, healthcare entity, telehealth service, community-based or airport-based testing station that supervised the test.
  2. The evidence may be in paper or digital form.
  3. The evidence of a COVID-19 test result for persons arriving from a Group 3 place (as set out in schedule 2 of the Order) must be provided by a laboratory authorised to perform testing for COVID-19 by the government in the country in which the test is administered.
  4. The evidence must be in English, or accompanied by a certified translation into English.

The notice “COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order 2021—Evidence of Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test” made on 15 March 2022 (New Zealand Gazette, 16 March 2022, Notice No. 2022-go972) is revoked.

This notice will come into force at 11.59pm on 20 June 2022.

Dated at Wellington this 17th day of June 2022.

Dr ASHLEY BLOOMFIELD, Director-General of Health.