COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 11) 2021

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COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 11) 2021

Pursuant to clause 26 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020, the Minister for COVID-19 Response gives the following notice after complying with that clause.

Notice

1 Title

This notice is the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 11) 2021.

2 Commencement

This notice comes into force at 1.59 am on 16 July 2021.

4 Clause 3 amended (Interpretation)

In clause 3(1), definition of affected Australian State, after paragraph (a), insert:

(b)

the State of Victoria

5 Clause 10 amended (Person must not have been in affected Australian State at or after specified time)

Replace clause 10(2) with:

(2)

The condition is that the person was not in—

(a)

the State of New South Wales at or after 10.30 pm on 26 June 2021 (New Zealand time); or

(b)

the State of Victoria at or after 1.59 am on 16 July 2021 (New Zealand time).

6 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 9 inserted into Schedule 1

cl 6

Part 9 Provision relating to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 11) 2021

15 QFT flights departing before commencement of Amendment Notice

(1)

Former clause 10(2) continues to apply in relation to a QFT flight that departed for New Zealand before the commencement of the Amendment Notice.

(2)

In this clause,—

Amendment Notice means the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 11) 2021

former clause 10(2) means clause 10(2) of this notice as in force immediately before the commencement of the Amendment Notice.

Dated at Wellington this 15th 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 at 1.59 am on 16 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.

One condition is that a person must not have been in the State of New South Wales at or after 10.30 pm on 26 June 2021 (New Zealand time). This notice expands that condition so that a person also must not have been in the State of Victoria at or after 1.59 am on 16 July 2021 (New Zealand time).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 15 July 2021.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.