All travelers to Niue are to spend 14 days in quarantine in NZ

Cabinet has approved that all passengers applying to travel to Niue from any other foreign country other than New Zealand will be required to spend 14 days in quarantine in New Zealand before they undertake travel to Niue.

They will then be required to be placed in mandatory 14 days upon arrival.

All requests by persons wishing to travel to Niue from any other country other than New Zealand must be authorized by Cabinet prior to any travel arrangements being made.

The latest travel advisory issued states that the limit of 26 passengers traveling to Niue at any one time, is to remain in place until August 2020.

Allowing the travel to Niue, by any New Zealand based Niue nationals, Niuean residents, Niue descendants which may include spouses, children and essential workers such as diplomats, skilled workers, and special cases, in particular, the immediate family of members of residents and those who need to travel due to urgent or emergency circumstances.

The travel advisory states that it is subject to be reviewed and amended as required.

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Meanwhile, discussions are underway for a safe way travel zone for Niue and the Cook Islands.

New Zealand High Commissioner to Niue Helen Tunnah told BCN News there will be two steps to the establishment of the safe travel zone.

The first is a legal framework by the Niue government and processes and health and immigration policies to be implemented.

Tunnah said the establishment of the zone will depend on a mutual agreement between the two leaders.

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