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Domestic flights tor foreign nationals returning home

Domestic flights tor foreign nationals returning home

Posted April 02, 2020
Health , Travel

Media Release: NZ Government

Foreign nationals in New Zealand can now drive, or take domestic flights, in order to connect with commercial, or chartered, international flights to their home country.

Domestic flights will be available from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Nelson.

The Cook Strait ferries will not be available for foreign nationals, and those needing to move between islands should take flights.

There are several criteria that foreign nationals must meet in order to take a domestic flight within New Zealand while we are under Alert Level 4:

You must hold a ticket for an international flight, departing within 24 hours of their domestic flight arrival

You must have the right to transit through all countries on their itinerary

You can drive in private transport to the domestic airport, or complete a public transport, taxi or ride sharing service.

And you must meet the following public health criteria, and will be questioned before travelling:

Are not diagnosed with COVID-19 (or have been declared as recovered by a medical doctor).Do not have symptoms consistent with COVID-19Are not awaiting results for COVID19 testingAre not a close contact of a suspected/probable/confirmed case of COVID-19, and,Have not travelled internationally within the last 14 days.If you meet these criteria you can make a domestic booking through the Air NZ website, or drive to meet your international flight.

Any foreign national who does not meet those criteria should continue to shelter in place in their current location. If you fail to meet these criteria you will not be able to take your international flight and will have to go into quarantine.

Foreign nationals who require more information or support should contact their country’s embassy or consulate. Any chartered flights will be organised and ticketed through foreign missions.