COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 16) 2021

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COVID-19 Public Health Response (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine-free Travel) Amendment Notice (No 16) 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 16) 2021.

2 Commencement

This notice comes into force at 11.59 pm on 11 August 2021.

4 Clause 3 amended (Interpretation)

In clause 3(1), revoke the definitions of Norfolk Island and specified 14-day period.

5 Clause 8 amended (Person must meet QFT prerequisites on arrival)

Replace clause 8(2) with:

(2)

The condition is that, on the person’s arrival in New Zealand, they meet all of the applicable QFT prerequisites.

6 Clauses 10 to 11 and cross-headings revoked

Revoke clauses 10 to 11 and the cross-headings above clauses 10, 10C, and 11.

Dated at Wellington this 9th day of August 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 and comes into force at 11.59 pm on 11 August 2021.

The effect of the amendments is to end all possibility of quarantine-free travel flights from Australia to New Zealand.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 August 2021.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.