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‘Quarantine Flights’ from New South Wales

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Changes have been made to immigration instructions to implement Quarantine Flights from New South Wales. The current pause in quarantine-free travel with New South Wales has been extended for the near future. From Tuesday 13 July 2021 the Government will institute ‘Quarantine Flights’ from New South Wales requiring eligible travellers on the flight to enter MIQ for 14 days.

People eligible for managed return flights are:

  • New Zealand citizens.
  • New Zealand permanent residents or resident visa holders.
  • Citizens of Australia or persons who hold current permanent residence visas (including a resident return visa) issued by the Government of Australia who last departed New Zealand after 5 April 2021.

  • Holders of New Zealand temporary visas who last departed New Zealand after 5 April 2021.

  • Spouses, civil union partners, de facto partners, dependent children or parents of dependent children of any of the above categories.

Criteria on who is allowed to return to New Zealand

The criteria set out in the immigration instructions aligns with the criteria on who is allowed to return to New Zealand on these flights as set out in the COVID-19 Public Health Response  (Exemptions and Conditions for Quarantine Travel from Australia) Notice 2021.

For further information on returning on these flights click on https://covid19.govt.nz/travel/quarantine-free-travel/australia/new-south-wales/.

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