Passengers from Niue to New Zealand will not be required to check into a self-isolation facility for 14 days in a few week’s time. This is according to Premier Dalton Tagelagi after successful talks with New Zealand’s Prime Minister Ardern.
Premier Tagelagi confirmed successful talks with PM Ardern saying that the option of one-way quarantine-free travel is within reach for travellers from COVID free Niue.
He told BCN news that this is something he had been advocating for and he has also been advocating and pushing for a safe lane at the Auckland airport for passengers from Niue. He is also very happy with the conditions of a specific crew to operate flights from COVID-free Pacific nations like Niue.
Premier Tagelagi says that the officials for the two countries will begin working on the logistics of starting this one-way quarantine free travel. Premier is hoping that this will happen as early as next month or February.
When asked if there is consideration for a reciprocal arrangement or what they called two-way quarantine free travel, Premier Tagelagi said that there is no rush in that regard.
Discussions will continue on this option and it will only come into effect if and when Niue and New Zealand officials deem it safe to proceed with quarantine free travel for in-coming passengers.