24 February 2021

​Following the New Zealand Government's report yesterday of three additional cases of COVID-19 in Auckland, NSW Health is contacting travellers who have arrived from NZ since Saturday 20 February on quarantine-free flights to check if they have been to any new venues of concern attended by an infectious person.

As a precaution, people who have arrived since Saturday 20 February are also being asked if they are well and are being asked to get tested for COVID-19 and isolate until they get a negative result, or for 14 days if they attended one of the venues.

A notice is now in effect specifying Auckland as a hotspot. This requires people arriving in NSW from New Zealand who have been in Auckland, including the airport, to enter hotel quarantine for 14 days. Alternatively, they may choose to depart Australia.

The new hotspot identification under the Air Transportation Public Health Order will become effective as of 12.01am on Thursday 25 February. 

NSW Health continues to monitor the situation and will adjust these requirements as new information emerges.