The government of Niue met today and has agreed in principle to allow the recommencement of passenger flights from Auckland to Niue with the first flight arriving to Niue on Monday 18 October.
Niue is working closely with the New Zealand Government and the Ministry of Health on the safest time to recommence passenger flights to Niue. Premier of Niue Dalton Tagelagi says the decision to resume passenger flights to Niue on Monday 18 October was based on the latest heath and travel advisory advice and included advice from Dr. Colin Tukuitoga.
Premier Tagelagi says the primary focus continues to be the health and safety of Niue’s people. While he understands it is a frustrating time for the hundreds of Niueans stranded in Auckland, he is thankful for their understanding and patience.” We know that they will not want to travel to Niue if there is any risk of bringing Delta variant back home.”
Premier Tagelagi adds, “we must ensure that the additional border measures we have in place for Niue under Code Blue Alert level remain for all arriving passenger flights in principle until Monday 18 October 2021.”
Vaccines for the 12-15 year old are expected to arrive in Niue on Monday 4 October.