Flights from Western Australia to New Zealand paused

Ministry of Health officials have temporarily paused direct flights from Western Australia to New Zealand following new positive COVID-19 cases in Perth.

Ministry of Health officials have this evening been advised a worker at a Perth managed isolation facility has tested positive for COVID-19 as part of routine testing. Two of the person’s housemates have also tested positive.

Ministry officials have conducted a rapid public health assessment for New Zealand, and have determined scheduled direct flights from Western Australia to New Zealand should be immediately paused while a further assessment is carried out, including a further assessment and information from Australian health officials.

Locations of interest

Western Australian health officials have determined a number of locations of interest, which are listed on its website. Anyone who has left Perth in the past four days and arrived in New Zealand should check the website.

Find out more about the locations of interest (external link)

Affected travellers are advised to isolate and contact Healthline

Recent arrivals in New Zealand who have been at these locations of interest should self-isolate immediately and call Healthline in the morning for further advice. 

Contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453

More information will be released tomorrow.