Aircraft & Airports
Disinsection of aircraft
MPI and the Ministry of Health require aircraft to be "disinsected" for invertebrates that may be pests or vectors of animal, plant or human disease. Surveys have conclusively shown that international aircraft present a pathway for hitch-hiking invertebrates.
Australia and New Zealand have a joint procedure for the disinsection of aircraft arriving from overseas.
- Schedule of Aircraft Disinsection Procedures
- Disinsection of small aircraft entering New Zealand (74 KB)
For requirements for quarantine refuse disposal refer to the Standard for General Transitional Facilities for Uncleared Goods (BNZ-STD-TFGEN). The guidance document to the standard contains information on disposal of refuse at flight kitchens for quarantine waste or at incineration/ steam sterilisation facilities.
- Standard for General Transitional Facilities for Uncleared Goods
- List of Approved Disinfectants for Incineration/Sterilisation Facilities
Page last updated: 3 April 2013