American Cup: Requirements clarified for superyachts to enter New Zealand
by Isla McKechnie 29 Jul 03:22 PDT
July 29, 2020
Auckland – Pacific Superyacht Hub © Andre Dixon
The New Zealand Government has clarified the requirements that must be met to obtain an exemption from visiting yachts with repairs / repairs / repairs ordered by a New Zealand marine industry company.
The New Zealand Government, starting in July 2020, allows foreign-flagged vessels and cruise ships with repairs or repairs ordered to enter New Zealand.
“New Zealand is respected for world-class trading people and has many protected ports and ports where groups of marine industry companies are well equipped to serve local and visiting ships.
The New Zealand Government understands the enormous economic value that commercial ships and cruise ships bring to the NZ marine industry and we are pleased that they are quickly responding to our industry’s request to allow foreign-flagged vessels, with work to be done, to be allowed into the our country, “said NZ Marine’s executive director, Peter Busfield.
Repairs, repairs or repairs to ships / cruises that apply for an exemption must be substantial and not less than NZ $ 50,000 (US $ 33,300) in costs.
The new exemption rules also allow ships / cruises to be sent to businesses in New Zealand. For example, ships sent on their own hull or on ships to agents who sell ships in New Zealand, or ships sent to commercial operators, are also allowed to enter. Freeing the border does not allow ships traveling to relax into the country.
NZ Marine in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, MBIE, NZ Immigration and NZ Maritime has developed a step-by-step guide for the process of applying for a border increase for visiting vessels.
This guide is available for superyacht agents of NZ Marine members and the main ship pages of NZ Marine members who can help visit yachts who want to visit New Zealand by ship / yacht with the border exemption application.
These companies can be found at nzmarine.com
New Zealand air and sea borders are closed to all non-New Zealand citizens due to Covid 19. New Zealand requires all returning New Zealand citizens to go to Government-provided isolation accommodation for 14 days after arrival and have a Covid 19 test after three days and then after 12 days into isolation.
New Zealand, with a total population of five million, has only 22 active Covid 19 cases – all New Zealanders who are returning are currently in isolation centers – and no Covid 19 active cases in the community. There are no restrictions on activities in New Zealand with the Auckland Boat Show owned by NZ Marine will take place on 8 to 11 October at the waters edge of Auckland.
“As this year’s first big ship show in Australasia for 2020, we expect a lot of people,” Busfield said. The New Zealand industry, with spring / summer starting in October, awaits a busy season by visiting yachts who are looking to visit New Zealand for repairs and safe places.