03 January 2021 – Pre-flight testing required for UK/US arrivals

Type of Intervention: Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Tourism
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: Travellers from the United Kingdom and the United States bound for New Zealand will be required to show a negative test result for COVID-19 before departing.

Full details here: https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-resources/latest-updates/pre-departure-covid-19-test-for-travellers-from-the-uk-from-15-january/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: Due to the new strain of COVID-19 in the UK and US, NZ government is taking measures to ensure this strain does not enter NZ.