COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 7) 2021

Notice

1 Title

This notice is the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 7) 2021.

2 Commencement

This notice comes into force at 10.30 pm on 26 June 2021.

4 Clause 7 amended (Person must have made required statement before boarding)

In clause 7(3), definition of information issued by authorities, replace “the department of health of a State of Australia” with “a department of health”.

5 Clause 8 amended (Person must meet QFT prerequisites on arrival)
6 Clauses 10 to 10C and cross-headings revoked

Revoke clauses 10, 10A, and 10C and the cross-headings above clauses 10 and 10C.

7 Cross-heading above clause 11 replaced

Replace the cross-heading above clause 11 with:

Exemptions for aircrew members and others on relocating flights from Australia

8 Clause 11 amended (Exemptions for aircrew members and others on relocating flights)

(1)

In clause 11(1)(a), delete “the State of New South Wales,”.

(2)

In clause 11(1)(b), replace “QFT carrier” with “relevant carrier”.

(3)

In clause 11(5), revoke the definition of QFT carrier.

(4)

In clause 11(5), insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

relevant carrier means—

(a)

Air New Zealand Limited; or

(b)

Qantas Airways Limited; or

(c)

Jetstar Airways Proprietary Limited; or

(d)

Air Chathams Limited

(5)

In clause 11(5), definition of relevant worker, paragraph (b), replace “QFT carrier” with “relevant carrier”.

9 Schedule 1 amended

In Schedule 1,—

(a)

insert the Part set out in the Schedule of this notice as the last Part; and

(b)

make all necessary consequential amendments.

Schedule New Part 5 inserted into Schedule 1

cl 9

Part 5 Provision relating to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 7) 2021

11 Flights relating to the State of New South Wales, Australia that departed for New Zealand before commencement of Amendment Notice

(1)

Former clauses 10, 10A, 10C, and 11 of this notice continue to apply in relation to a flight that departed for New Zealand before the commencement of the Amendment Notice.

(2)

Former clause 8(2)(b) continues to apply in relation to an aircrew member to whom former clause 10A continues to apply.

(3)

In this clause, Amendment Notice means the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 7) 2021.

(4)

In this clause, a reference to a former clause is a reference to the clause as in force immediately before the commencement of the Amendment Notice.

Dated at Wellington this 26th day of June 2021.

Hon Chris Hipkins,
Minister for COVID-19 Response.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This notice amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Notice 2021 (the principal notice). It comes into force at 10.30 pm on 26 June 2021.

The principal notice exempts a person who arrives in New Zealand from a QFT place (Australia, the Cook Islands, or Niue) on an aircraft undertaking a QFT flight from the requirement in the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020 for isolation or quarantine after arrival in New Zealand.

This notice makes amendments consequent on the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 5) 2021, which removes the possibility of QFT flights from Australia (due to the recent community outbreak of COVID-19 in that country).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 June 2021.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.