COVID-19 Public Health Response (Maritime Border) Order (No 2) 2020

Version as at 12 December 2021

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COVID-19 Public Health Response (Maritime Border) Order (No 2) 2020

(LI 2020/240)


The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.

This order is made by the Minister of Health under sections 11 and 15(1) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 in accordance with section 9 of that Act.


5Transitional, savings, and related provisions
6Application of order
7Relationship with certain requirements and immunities
8New Zealand ships and New Zealand warships
9Foreign ships
10Exemptions from clause 9
11Director-General may permit ships to arrive in New Zealand despite clause 9
12Matters relevant to Director-General giving permission under clause 11
13Exemption for ships in distress or other difficulties
14Master to give notice of arrival
15Form and content of notice of arrival
16Master to ensure awareness of isolation or quarantine requirements
17General requirement to remain in isolation or quarantine
17ARequirement to remain in isolation or quarantine when new person boards ship
18Persons isolated or quarantined on ship may be transferred to place of isolation or quarantine
19Requirements for disembarking
20Certain arrivals not required to complete period of isolation or quarantine to disembark
21Person may disembark to undertake essential task
22Obligation to undergo testing and medical examination
22ATesting of crew leaving ship to depart New Zealand by air
23Transfer to place of isolation or quarantine and start time
24Ships in isolation or quarantine
25Obligations of persons undertaking necessary tasks
25AMedical officers of health may exercise powers in relation to persons undertaking necessary tasks
26Exemption for certain crew departing New Zealand
27Exempt crew members arriving in New Zealand by air
28Other crew members who arrive in New Zealand by air
29Requirements relating to crew members who travel to or from security designated aerodrome, ship, or place of isolation or quarantine
29AInfringement offences
30Exemption from clauses 14 to 23
31Exemption from Parts 2 and 3
31APower for Minister to grant exemptions from this order
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