COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 5) 2021

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 5) 2021

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

Order

1 Title

This order is the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 5) 2021.

2 Commencement

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

4 Clause 4 amended (Interpretation)

In clause 4(1), definition of QFT place, revoke paragraph (a).

5 Clause 4A amended (Meaning of QFT flight)

In clause 4A(2), definition of QFT carrier, revoke paragraph (a).

6 Schedule 1 amended

In Schedule 1,—

(a)

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

(b)

make all necessary consequential amendments.

Schedule New Part 5 inserted into Schedule 1

cl 6

Part 5 Provision relating to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 5) 2021

4 Amendments relating to QFT flights from Australia

(1)

Clauses 7D and 8B of this order continue to apply in relation to a QFT flight that departed from Australia for New Zealand before 10.30 pm on 26 June 2021.

(2)

The exemptions provided for in clause 6 of the QFT Exemption Notice, and the conditions imposed on those exemptions, continue to apply in relation to a QFT flight that departed from Australia for New Zealand before 10.30 pm on 26 June 2021.

(3)

For the purposes of subclauses (1) and (2), the definitions of QFT place and QFT carrier, set out in clauses 4(1) and 4A(2) of this order(as in force immediately before the commencement of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 5) 2021) continue to apply.

(4)

In this clause, QFT Exemption Notice means the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Notice 2021.

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 order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020 and comes into force at 10.30 pm on 26 June 2021. Its purpose is to remove the possibility of QFT flights for Australia (due to the recent community outbreak of COVID-19 in that country).

This order must be approved by a resolution of the House of Representatives before the end of the relevant period described in section 16(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020. If that does not happen, the order is revoked at the end of that period.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 June 2021.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.