COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 10) 2021

Notice

1 Title

This notice is the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 10) 2021.

2 Commencement

This notice comes into force on 11.59 pm on 12 July 2021.

4 Clause 3 amended (Interpretation)

In clause 3(1), definition of affected Australian State, revoke paragraph (b).

5 Clause 10 amended (Person must not have been in affected Australian State at or after specified time)
6 Clause 10B amended (Aircrew members who have been in Australia: pre-departure test)

Replace clause 10B(4) with:

(4)

The condition also does not apply to an aircrew member who—

(a)

was in Australia for a period of less than 72 hours immediately before the scheduled departure of the QFT flight; and

(b)

has not departed from Australia on a QFT flight at any time during the period—

(i)

starting at 10.30 pm on 26 June 2021; and

(ii)

ending immediately before the scheduled departure of the QFT flight.

7 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 8 inserted into Schedule 1

cl 7

Part 8 Provision relating to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 10) 2021

14 QFT flights departing on or after commencement of Amendment Notice

(1)

Clause 10(2)(b), (4), and (5) and clause 10B(4) of this notice, as in force immediately before the commencement of the Amendment Notice, continue to apply in relation to a QFT flight that departed for New Zealand before that commencement.

(2)

In this clause, Amendment Notice means the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 10) 2021.

Dated at Wellington this 12th day of July 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 on 11.59 pm on 12 July 2021.

The principal notice exempts a person who arrives in New Zealand on an aircraft undertaking a quarantine-free travel flight (or QFT flight) from the requirement in the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020 for isolation or quarantine after that arrival. The exemption is subject to certain conditions, including the condition that a person has not been in the States of New South Wales or Queensland at or after 10.30 pm on 26 June 2021. This notice changes that condition so that the condition does not now apply to persons who have been in Queensland.

This notice also replaces clause 10B(4) of the principal notice to clarify that the condition for pre-departure testing of aircrew members does not apply to aircrew members who were in Australia for less than 72 hours before departure on a QFT flight and had not departed from Australia during the period starting at 10.30 pm on 26 June 2021 and ending immediately before the scheduled departure of the QFT flight.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 12 July 2021.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.