COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 8) 2021

  • Explanatory note updated on 26 July 2021.

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 8) 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 8) 2021.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force at 11.59 pm on 26 July 2021.

4 Clause 7D amended (Steps to be taken in relation to QFT flights)

After clause 7D(3), insert:

(4)

Nothing in subclause (1)(a)(ii) or (b)(ii) applies in relation to a person who is exempted from clause 8 by an exemption under clause 11.

5 Clause 8B amended (Obligations on persons on QFT flights)

After clause 8B(5), insert:

Exclusion for diplomatic and consular officials, etc

(5A)

Nothing in subclause (1AAA) or (4) applies in relation to a person who is exempted from clause 8 by an exemption under clause 11.

Dated at Wellington this 26th day of July 2021.

Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall,
Acting 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 (the principal order) and comes into force at 11.59 pm on 26 July 2021.

The amendment ensures that diplomats, consular officials, and certain New Zealand Defence Force members who are exempt from clause 8 of the principal order (general obligations on persons arriving in New Zealand by air) are also exempt from certain other obligations imposed on QFT carriers and persons on QFT flights.

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 July 2021.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.