Flights from China still landing in New Zealand despite ban

Flights from China still landing in New Zealand despite ban

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Flights
from China landing 


in New Zealand despite 


coronavirus travel ban


Newshub,

11
February, 2020

Flights
from mainland China are continuing to land at New Zealand airports on
the day a ban on all foreign travellers arriving from the country
goes into effect.

The
Government announced the travel ban on Sunday as part of the fight
against the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has killed over 300
people in China.

Air
New Zealand has suspended all flights between Shanghai and Auckland,
but three China-based airlines are continuing to fly into New
Zealand.

Air
China, China Southern and China Eastern all have flights scheduled to
land in Auckland and Christchurch on Monday that had not been
cancelled at the time of publishing.

Those
flights are scheduled as follows:

China
Southern CZ305, Guangzhou – Auckland, ETA 4:22pm

China
Eastern MU779, Shanghai – Auckland, ETA 4:25pm

China
Southern CZ617, Guangzhou – Christchurch, ETA 5:01pm

Air
China CA783, Beijing – Auckland, ETA 6:58pm

All
arrivals into New Zealand will be subject to stricter checks than
usual, including the closure of eGates which means Customs will be
manually processing every person entering the country.

“We
are working with multiple agencies and our airline partners to ensure
the precautionary measures the New Zealand Government has introduced
are carried out, including enhanced screening for arriving
travellers,” said Auckland Airport’s Anna Cassels-Brown.

“We
know delays can cause frustration and we ask for everyone’s patience
as they move through the international terminal.”

The
Government confirmed some foreign passengers on the flights arriving
from China on Monday would be allowed to enter following the
“enhanced screening”, before the ban takes full effect.

New
Zealand citizens and permanent residents arriving in Aotearoa from
China, along with their immediate family members, are exempt from the
travel ban – but are required to self-isolate for 14 days after
arrival.

Newshub

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