Advice Given To Cabinet For COVID-19 Travel Bans

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From: Lobby New Zealand

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

We are writing to request that the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet release to us official information, under the Official Information Act, regarding:

Advice given to Cabinet by any Ministry and/or public officials on the legitimacy of putting a temporary and/or permanent ban of New Zealand citizens and permanent residents from entering New Zealand from overseas, including from other Nations in the Realms of New Zealand, based on the grounds of Covid-19, in accordance with international and New Zealand law and any related exemptions.

If it is possible to put such a ban, as considered in Question 1, advice given to Cabinet by the Ministry and/or public officials whether they should exercise such possibility to put a temporary and/or permanent ban, based on the grounds of Covid-19, of New Zealand citizens and permanent residents currently overseas, and if there is any such advice that applies to the other Nations in the Realms of New Zealand

Specifically, the listed information in regards to the recently announced travel ban imposed on India.

Yours faithfully,

Lobby New Zealand

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From: Information [DPMC]
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Kia ora

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Ngā mihi,

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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