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Level 3 National lockdown – what does it mean for Superyachts?

28th April, 2020 – New Zealand is at Level 3 National lockdown for a minimum of two weeks.

New Zealand’s border is currently closed to almost all travellers to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Effectively the New Zealand border is closed for all but essential travel. Only New Zealand citizens and residents, as well as some other specified travellers, are permitted to enter New Zealand without having to apply for an exception.

Visa waiver crew (including Australian citizens not resident in New Zealand) travelling on superyachts and pleasure craft are not exempt from the closure of New Zealand’s border and current immigration instructions state they must be refused entry permission unless they meet one of the exceptions.

More information on current immigration policy to apply for an exception to the border closure can be found on Immigration New Zealand’s website and the government’s COVID-19 policy and contact details can be found at the following website: www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/border-closures-and-exceptions

Please keep an eye on the Official Government website https://covid19.govt.nz/ for latest border updates and entry process.

Feel free to email Duthie Lidgard, duthie@superyachtsupport.nz for more details and support!