Every day aircraft fly to New Zealand bringing cargo and passengers. But the aircraft themselves can bring unwanted pests and diseases to New Zealand. MPI's role is to help aircraft operators and pilots meet our biosecurity requirements.
New aircraft arrival requirements from May 2015
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released a Craft Risk Management Standard (CRMS) for Aircraft from All Countries. This sets the requirements that must be met before, or on arrival in New Zealand, including aircraft disinsection. Requirements will be compulsory for all arriving aircraft from 11 May 2015.
A guidance document is available to help aircraft operators comply with the standard.
Who to contact
If you spot a live organism in the plane while flying to New Zealand notify:
- the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
- the airport in the case of an emergency
- MPI via the CAA or airport operator.
If you need to contact MPI about bringing your aircraft to New Zealand, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call the MPI clearance team in Auckland on (09) 909 8614.
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