Immigration (Carriers' Information Obligations) Amendment Regulations 2020

2020/2

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Immigration (Carriers’ Information Obligations) Amendment Regulations 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Waitangi this 3rd day of February 2020

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

These regulations are made under sections 400 and 402 of the Immigration Act 2009 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Immigration (Carriers’ Information Obligations) Amendment Regulations 2020.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 5 February 2020.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Immigration (Carriers’ Information Obligations) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 4 amended (Obligation in relation to information for advance passenger processing)

After regulation 4(2), insert:

(3)

Subclause (4) applies to a carrier, and a person in charge, of a commercial craft if—

(a)

the craft is scheduled to travel to New Zealand in the course of a scheduled international service, or it is proposed that the craft travel to New Zealand from another country; and

(b)

the chief executive has notified the carrier, or person in charge,—

(i)

of the name of any place that the chief executive considers is a place of concern with respect to the risk of spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (place of concern); and

(ii)

that advance passenger processing information is required under section 96 of the Act in respect of persons who intend to board the craft and who have been in a place of concern within the 14-day period before checking in to commence travel to New Zealand.

(4)

For the purposes of section 96(2) of the Act, the carrier, or person in charge, of the commercial craft must provide to the chief executive, for every person who intends to board the craft and who has been in a place of concern within the 14-day period before checking in to commence travel to New Zealand,—

(a)

the name of the person; and

(b)

the name of every place of concern that the person has been in within that 14-day period.

(5)

This subclause and subclauses (3) and (4) are revoked on 30 April 2020.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 5 February 2020, amend the Immigration (Carriers’ Information Obligations) Regulations 2010. Those regulations specify information that carriers, and persons in charge, of a commercial craft (mainly airlines) are required to provide to the chief executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment about persons who intend to travel to and from New Zealand on the craft. The amendment adds a requirement to provide information about persons who intend to travel to New Zealand and who have been in places of concern with respect to the risk of spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) within 14 days of checking in.

The requirement to provide the information applies for a limited time and will be revoked on 30 April 2020.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 February 2020.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.