other countries are quickly catching up here in NZ everything is
strictly on a voluntary basis.
you like to be tested? No? Perhaps you will self-quaratantine. Here’s
from China landing
in New Zealand despite
coronavirus travel ban
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.
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.
New Zealand has suspended all flights between Shanghai and Auckland,
but three China-based airlines are continuing to fly into New
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.
flights are scheduled as follows:
Southern CZ305, Guangzhou – Auckland, ETA 4:22pm
Eastern MU779, Shanghai – Auckland, ETA 4:25pm
Southern CZ617, Guangzhou – Christchurch, ETA 5:01pm
China CA783, Beijing – Auckland, ETA 6:58pm
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.
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.
know delays can cause frustration and we ask for everyone’s patience
as they move through the international terminal.”
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.
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