We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Chuck Schooner please sign in and let everyone know.

Entry Requirements into New Zealand

Chuck Schooner made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

This request has an unknown status. We're waiting for Chuck Schooner to read recent responses and update the status.

From: Chuck Schooner

Dear Ministry of Health,

Please see the attached OIA to the Immigration Minister.
https://fyi.org.nz/request/18907-2022-sp...

As per my additional request please provide the Public Health recommendations as follows.

As per Government policy

- non-New Zealand citizens including New Zealand permanent residents need proof of vaccination to enter NZ
- non-New Zealand citizens who are transiting New Zealand require proof of vaccination
- foreign air crew arriving in New Zealand require proof of vaccination

Proof of vaccination is not required for refugees or people entering from Ukraine amongst other groups - can you please provide all documentation collaborating with the immigration minister relating to the following

- Documents, reporting, risk assessments and recommendations as to why the above groups are required to have proof of vaccination - is it a perceived higher risk? Please provide the public health recommendation for this group of people requiring vaccination
- Documents, reporting, risk assessments and recommendations as to why refugees and people from Ukraine ARE NOT required to have proof of vaccination - is it a perceived lower risk? Please provide the public health recommendation for this group of people and why the don't require vaccination.

If the above has not been done then why not? Surely refugees and people from Ukraine would then fall under the category of non-New Zealand citizens entering in New Zealand who require vaccination and so the category of people is the same?

Yours faithfully,
Chuck

Link to this

From: OIA Requests

Thank you for your Official Information Act request. This is
an automatic reply to let you know we received it.

In accordance with the Act, we'll let you know our decision within no more
than 20 working days. If you'd like to calculate the timeframe, you can
use the Ombudsman's online calculator
here: [1]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Ministry is experiencing
significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. This
means we may take some time in responding to your request. The Ministry
regularly updates information about the COVID-19 situation and publishes
OIA responses considered to be of public interest:
[2]https://www.health.govt.nz/about-ministr...

Please also refer to the Unite Against Covid-19 website for copies of
papers, minutes, and key advice for the decisions the Government has made
relating to COVID-19.

Sometimes we may need to clarify aspects of a request. You can expect to
hear from us soon if that is the case here.

Ngā mihi,

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [3][email address]

 

 

 

 

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. http://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=15517&a...
2. https://www.health.govt.nz/about-ministr...
3. mailto:[email address]

Link to this

From: OIA Requests


Attachment image001.png
7K Download


Kia ora Chuck,

 

Thank you for your request for official information. The Ministry's
reference number for your request is: H202205344.  

 

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 20 working days after
the day your request was received. If you'd like to calculate the
timeframe, you can use the Ombudsman's online calculator
here: [1]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

 

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Ministry is experiencing
significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. If
we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we will
notify you of an extension of that time frame.

 

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

 

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [2][email address]

 

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: OIA Requests


Attachment Outlook 05folohx.png
14K Download


Kia ora Chuck, 

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received on 11 April
2022 requesting: 

 

“As per my additional request please provide the Public Health
recommendations as follows. 

 

As per Government policy 

 

- non-New Zealand citizens including New Zealand permanent residents need
proof of vaccination to enter NZ 

- non-New Zealand citizens who are transiting New Zealand require proof of
vaccination 

- foreign air crew arriving in New Zealand require proof of vaccination 

 

Proof of vaccination is not required for refugees or people entering from
Ukraine amongst other groups - can you please provide all documentation
collaborating with the immigration minister relating to the following 

 

- Documents, reporting, risk assessments and recommendations as to why the
above groups are required to have proof of vaccination - is it a perceived
higher risk? Please provide the public health recommendation for this
group of people requiring vaccination 

- Documents, reporting, risk assessments and recommendations as to why
refugees and people from Ukraine ARE NOT required to have proof of
vaccination - is it a perceived lower risk? Please provide the public
health recommendation for this group of people and why the don't require
vaccination. 

 

If the above has not been done then why not? Surely refugees and people
from Ukraine would then fall under the category of non-New Zealand
citizens entering in New Zealand who require vaccination and so the
category of people is the same?.” 

 

The Ministry of Health has decided to extend the period of time available
to respond to your request under section 15A of the Official Information
Act 1982 (the Act) as further consultation is required. 

 

You can now expect a response to your request on, or before, 08 June
2022. 

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review my decision to extend the time available to respond to your
request. 

Ngâ mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

[1]Ministry of Health information releases

[2]Unite against COVID-19

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. https://www.health.govt.nz/about-ministr...
2. https://covid19.govt.nz/

Link to this

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Chuck Schooner please sign in and let everyone know.

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
Ministry of Health only: