Originally Posted by Sailing302
Don't leave the goat with the cabbage
So is the goat the Canadian in Canada that will fly to Hawaii, or the Canadian in New Zealand
that will sail to Hawaii and not be allowed to return to New Zealand, or the New Zealander that will spend four weeks in quarantine?
I completely failed to recognize the issue of a Canadian whose travel is for non-essential / non-critical purposes attempting to reenter New Zealand which country has closed its borders.
Official guidance of New Zealand: https://safetravel.govt.nz/covid-19-...19-coronavirus
ALERT - COVID-19 - Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place.
And in this instance, they literally would mean OVERSEAS, i.e. sailing a boat.
Official Guidance of Canada:
Official Global Travel Advisories
Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and avoid all cruise ship
travel until further notice. I think they would also advise to avoid yacht travel.
Many countries continue to have strict travel restrictions in place, and the availability of options for international transportation remain limited. As a result you may have difficulty returning to Canada. While some countries are partially opening their borders, we continue to advise against non-essential travel outside of Canada. We also continue to advise that you avoid all cruise ship
travel until further notice.
The governments of those destinations that have opened their borders to tourists could impose strict travel restrictions suddenly, should they experience an increase in cases of COVID-19. International transportation options could be reduced significantly, making it difficult for you to return to Canada. There are no plans to offer additional repatriation flights. Should you decide to travel despite our advisories, know that you might have to remain abroad longer than you expected.
If you choose to travel despite these advisories:
you may have difficulty obtaining essential products and services
you may suddenly face strict movement restrictions and quarantines at designated facilities and at your own cost
may not cover your travel or medical
we may have limited capacity to offer you consular services.
New Zealand Border Closure and Exceptions Notice:
The New Zealand border is closed
The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all travellers wanting to travel to New Zealand by either air or sea.
There are some exceptions to the closure
There are 2 reasons why you might be allowed to travel to and enter New Zealand while the border is closed ó either:
you qualify as someone to whom the border closure does not apply, or
we consider that you have a critical purpose for travel while the border is closed and grant you a visa which recognises this.
To gain approval to travel under one of these reasons, most people must:
submit a request to INZ
be invited to apply for a visa or variation of conditions, which if approved will allow them entry.
A small group of people do not need to seek approval before they travel, such as New Zealand citizens.
The starting point for consideration is that the New Zealand border is closed for all but critical travel, and that protecting public health
in New Zealand is paramount.
Who may travel to New Zealand without first seeking approval
If you belong in one of these categories you may travel to and enter New Zealand without first seeking approval:
New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and residents with valid travel conditions (excluding people granted a resident visa outside New Zealand and who are travelling to New Zealand on that resident visa for the first time).
Partners, dependent children
(aged 19 years or under if they hold a temporary visa or 24 and under if they hold a resident visa) of New Zealand citizens or residents who hold a visa based on their relationship with a New Zealand citizen or resident partner or parent.
Diplomats who hold a post in New Zealand.
Who should seek approval before travelling to New Zealand
There are a small number of additional, limited exceptions to the ban on travelling to and entering New Zealand. This applies to people who already hold a temporary New Zealand visa as well as to people who donít have a New Zealand visa.
If you belong in one of these categories you should request approval to travel to New Zealand:
Partners, dependent children
(aged 19 years or under) or legal
guardians of New Zealand citizens or residents who do not hold a visa based on their relationship and either:
are travelling with their New Zealand citizen or resident family member
ordinarily reside in New Zealand.
Australian citizens and permanent residents who normally live in New Zealand.
Samoan and Tongan citizens making essential travel which has been agreed to by their government
and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Partners and dependent children (aged 19 years and under) of a work
, student or visitor visa holder in New Zealand who hold a valid visa and are normally resident in New Zealand.
Critical humanitarian travel.
You will need to demonstrate in your request to travel that you meet one of the critical purposes above. If we believe you have a critical purpose, you will be invited to apply for a visa or variation of conditions. You will need to provide sufficient evidence with this application to demonstrate you meet the requirements of the visa and that you should be granted a visa that allows you to travel to New Zealand while the border is closed.
Employers may also apply to bring critical workers to New Zealand. This cannot be applied for by individual workers.
Replacement CARGO ship crew arriving by air Note does not apply to non-cargo ships.
Replacement cargo ship crew can submit a request to travel to New Zealand by air to join a cargo ship departing New Zealand.
You may be asked to provide the following additional information:
copy of seamanís book with evidence of engagement as a crew member
on the claimed ship, or
correspondence from the ship owner, authorised agent or employer of crew detailing your role on the ship and intended crew replacement dates, or
correspondence from the New Zealand-based shipping
agent confirming the crew movements and arrival/departure dates of the ship.
Upon arriving in New Zealand replacement cargo ship crew must travel quickly and directly by private transport to their ship or managed isolation facility.
Ship crew arriving by sea
Quarantine and entry restrictions apply to ships and all those aboard.
Maritime sector | Immigration New Zealand
Ship owners, authorised agents and employers of crew can submit a request for foreign crew to travel to New Zealand by sea. Requests from individual marine
crew will not be considered.
Approval in Principle for Marine
Crew arriving by the maritime border request form (INZ 1350)PDF 259KB
Complete the form and email
with Ministry of Health approval document (if required) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Approved foreign crew on a permitted ship can be invited to apply for a visa or variation of visa conditions to allow them to travel to New Zealand.