After careful deliberation, the Government of Niue states they have agreed to measures to fully secure the safety of every aspect of life on Niue.
Government states travel to the island will be extremely restricted, with the twice-weekly Air New Zealand flight being cut back to one weekly flight arriving Mondays, from Auckland, New Zealand.
“A small number of passengers can travel on every second week and this number is based on our ability to manage strict quarantine provisions.
Passengers can only travel on every second fortnightly flight when 26 passenger seats will be available, and all arrivals will be ferried immediately to the strict 14-day quarantine at a designated quarantine station.”
There is no self-isolation, and all arrivals must agree in writing prior to departure to strict, medically-monitored, police-enforced quarantine.
“If people fail to agree to the strict quarantine then they will not be allowed to travel to Niue.
The orderly weekly service will maintain national security in medical supplies, food and construction materials and all other critical essentials.
The regular flow of these prevents shortages, protecting the most vulnerable residents and ensuring everyone who needs these can still access them.”
The orderly flight service will also ensure anyone on Niue who needs to get to New Zealand for any reason at all can plan to do so with some certainty.
It will also ensure that work can be completed on the wharf and other key infrastructure damaged by Cyclone Tino in January, further boosting Niue’s resilience.