COVID-19 Response: Maritime Border Order revoked
As you may already be aware, from 11.59pm,12 September 2022, the Maritime Border Order (MBO) has been revoked. As per the current NZ Government guidelines, the following border requirements have now changed:
• COVID-19 testing has been removed for arrivals on commercial craft, including freight, fishing, fuel vessels, specialty vessels and research ships.
• The notice of arrival via the Extended Notice of Arrivals form is no longer required effective immediately. However, the Advanced Notice of Arrival, No Change of Health Status and Maritime Declaration of Health documentation are still required. Masters still need to advise the port health authority at each port whether there are any notifiable infectious diseases on board, including COVID-19.
• All restrictions for crew shore leave have now been lifted. RAT kits can still be supplied and used by crew voluntarily if required at no cost. NZ Customs will still deliver these on arrival if requested.
• There is a new Face Mask Order in force to ensure face masks are used in certain healthcare settings including hospitals and medical centres. Mask wearing is not mandatory outside of these settings, although it is still encouraged on public transport.
• The Air Border Order has undergone some changes. Post arrival testing, vaccination requirements and the requirement to not be showing symptoms when boarding, have been removed. Masks are no longer required on international flights to and from New Zealand and masks are no longer required to be worn at New Zealand airports.
Please note that there are still self-isolation requirements in place. If a person is experiencing symptoms they are encouraged to test and if they test positive for COVID-19, they will need to self-isolate for 7 days. If someone tests positive for COVID-19 on board a commercial ship, they will need to isolate on that ship.
Thank you once again for your ongoing support as we work to keep our port and community safe. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me directly.
General Manager Marine and Cargo
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