NZAA COVID-19 Update and Response 23 March, 2020
Dear friends and members of the association,
The association is committed to the health and safety of its members.
Therefore, in light of recent coronavirus announcements, we will be suspending all socials, events, and meetings for the foreseeable future.
We will re-evaluate this decision based on up-to-date government advice. ANZAC Day services have also been cancelled this year.
We are going to try and get our events and gatherings happening again as soon as possible, but, in the meantime, we would like to encourage all of our members to take precautions to protect their health.
We would like to caution travel during this time.
The government has closed its borders to all travellers who are not New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
The U.S. embassy currently recommends reconsidering any travel to the United States, and many airlines have cut or reduced their international services.
As of March 20, 2020, the United States Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand is suspending all routine consular services.
All affected applicants have been notified via e-mail and will need to reschedule their interview for a future date.
Routine American Citizen Services that are suspended include notarial services, social security benefit hours, non-emergency passport services, and reports of birth abroad.
The Consulate will continue to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens.
For the latest advice and updates, please visit the Embassy and Consulate's website:
Larry Keim, NZAA Chair
Jane Bowman-Trently, NZAA Secretary