Following the NZ Government’s announcement on Saturday of wide reaching travel restrictions, we want to make sure that you remain updated on issues that are likely to affect your business.  While we can provide you with this general guidance, it is important to remember that every business and workplace will have its own specific set of issues, and we strongly recommend that you take advice for your particular circumstances.

From 23:59 Sunday 15 March 2020 every person entering New Zealand from anywhere in the world apart from the Pacific (details see below) will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and register with Healthline (0800 358 5453). These additional measures are temporary and will be reviewed after a period of 16 days on 31 March 2020. The complete travel ban for China and Iran remains in place.

For the purpose of the above restrictions, the Pacific is defined as the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna.

All New Zealander’s are encouraged to avoid all non essential travel, and to avoid, handshakes, hugs, hongi’s or any other contact with another person.

Please monitor the links below as they will be continually updated and are the best source of information.

Safe Travel

IATA Travel Centre

Information regarding COVID-19 update in the Pacific

Pacific Cooperation Foundation update

Information for businesses

Ministry of Health

The NZPBC will continue to monitor and update our members and contacts. The decision has been made from within the executive that any meetings will be conducted via video conferencing and our event planning is currently on hold.