COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020

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Reprint as at 25 July 2021

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COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020

(LI 2020/239)


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.

This order is made by the Minister of Health under sections 11 and 15(1) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 in accordance with section 9 of that Act.


4AMeaning of QFT flight
5Transitional, savings, and related provisions
6Application of order
7Immunities of foreign military aircraft and crew unaffected
7ASteps to be taken to obtain evidence of confirmed allocation
7BCertain air carriers to comply with requirements relating to pre-departure testing
7CCertain air carriers to comply with requirements relating to travel from very high risk countries
7DSteps to be taken in relation to QFT flights
8General obligations on persons arriving in New Zealand by air
8AObligations on persons who have been in very high risk countries
8BObligations on persons on QFT flights
9Designation of higher-risk routes
10Arrivals remaining airside until departure from New Zealand
11Diplomatic and consular officials, and New Zealand Defence Force
12Crew of ship [Revoked]
13Arrivals from Antarctica
14Aircraft turned back to New Zealand
15Designated persons
15ACrew of ship
16Confirmed allocation: exemption under Isolation and Quarantine Order
17Medical attendants
18Police escorts of extradited or deported persons
18AAExemption from pre-departure testing requirements
18ANew Zealand citizens and certain related persons
18BArrivals who remain airside while transiting through very high risk countries
18CAircrew members
18DDiplomatic and consular officials, and New Zealand Defence Force
18EPersons on aircraft landing for non-traffic purposes
19Application of subpart
20Exemptions from requirements for confirmed allocation and pre-departure testing
20AExemption from requirements set out in clause 8(2B) [Revoked]
21Exemption from requirement to be isolated or quarantined
22Higher-risk route
23Pilots returning from flight simulator training
24Absences of at least 7 days or overseas domestic travel
25Failure to meet key safety standards
26Exemptions granted by Minister
26AGeneral provisions relating to exemptions granted by Director-General
27Power to grant exemption to emergency workers
27APower to grant exemption from requirements relating to pre-departure testing
27BPower to grant exemption from clause 8A for humanitarian reasons
8AAirside condition [Revoked]
8BOverseas airside condition [Revoked]
8CDesignation of higher-risk routes [Revoked]
9Transit passengers [Revoked]
10Diplomatic and consular officials, and New Zealand Defence Force [Revoked]
11Aircrew members who meet airside condition [Revoked]
11AAircrew members who do not meet airside condition [Revoked]
11BMedical attendants who meet airside condition [Revoked]
12Crew of ship [Revoked]
13Designated persons [Revoked]
14Minister may replace exemptions under clauses 11 to 13 [Revoked]
15Power for Minister to grant exemptions from this order [Revoked]
16Revocation [Revoked]
17Consequential amendments to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order 2020 [Revoked]
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