A revocation to this notice was published on 29 November 2022, Notice No. 2022-go4987.

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COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order 2021—Exemption of Persons from Pre-Departure Testing Requirements Before Arriving in New Zealand by Air

Pursuant to clause 58 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order 2021 (“Order”), I, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health, hereby declare that the classes of persons listed in this notice, arriving in New Zealand by air, are exempt from the requirements for pre-departure COVID-19 testing set out in clauses 14 and 15 in the Order.

1. Persons whose journey by air begins or is taken to begin in the following countries or other places:

  • Federated State of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga

2. Persons who travel directly to New Zealand from a Group 1 country and have been in that Group 1 country for less than 14 days.

This notice will come into force at 11.59pm on 27 February 2022.

Dated at Wellington this 25th day of February 2022.

Dr ASHLEY BLOOMFIELD, Director-General of Health.