COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 14) 2021

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 14) 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 14) 2021.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force at 11.59 pm on 28 November 2021.

4 Clauses 18F and 18G revoked

Revoke clauses 18F and 18G.

5 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.

6 Schedule 3 amended

(1)

In Schedule 3, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

Botswana

Eswatini

Lesotho

Malawi

Mozambique

Namibia

Seychelles

South Africa

Zimbabwe

(2)

In Schedule 3, revoke the items relating to Brazil, Fiji, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan.

Schedule New Part 11 inserted into Schedule 1

cl 5

Part 11 Provision relating to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 14) 2021

10 Flights departing before commencement of Amendment Order

(1)

Schedule 3 of this order, as in force immediately before the commencement of the Amendment Order, continues to apply to persons arriving in New Zealand on an aircraft that departed before the commencement of the Amendment Order.

(2)

In this clause, Amendment Order means the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 14) 2021.

Dated at Wellington this 28th day of November 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 (the principal order) and comes into force at 11.59 pm on 28 November 2021.

The amendments affect Schedule 3 of the principal order, which lists very high risk countries. Clause 8A of the principal order provides that a person must not arrive in New Zealand by air if they have been in a very high risk country in the preceding 14-day period.

The amendments—

  • designate Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, and Zimbabwe as very high risk countries:

  • remove Brazil, Fiji, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan from the list of very high risk countries.

Clauses 18F and 18G of the principal order (which provide exemptions from clause 8A in relation to arrivals from Fiji) are revoked as a consequence of the removal of Fiji from the list of very high risk countries.

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 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 November 2021.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.