Special flight

New Zealand government organising special flight to get people out of Israel

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta said the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories remained highly volatile so any New Zealanders who can get out of the region on commercial airlines should do so.

On Saturday, Palestinian Islamic group Hamas launched an unexpected attack on Israel which saw rockets fired and gunmen cross the border.

In response, Israel began firing back. More than 1000 people have lost their lives and even more are wounded.

Samoa approves Air New Zealand flight on Friday

If you have already registered your interest for a flight to New Zealand — either with the New Zealand High Commission in Samoa or with Air New Zealand — AND you are eligible to travel to New Zealand, Air New Zealand will contact you directly to discuss booking and payment options. This is a commercial flight so you will be required to pay for your tickets in advance of travel.

Coronavirus:Special flight Apia-Sydney scheduled

According to a post by the Australia High Commission in Apia, the aircraft will depart late on Sunday 29 March and arrive early on Monday 30 March 2020.

“To reserve, please email apia.admin@dfat.gov.au and provide full name, date of birth, passport details, gender and contact phone and email for all passengers, by midnight tonight, 27 March. We will phone you early on Saturday 28 March to confirm your interest.”