Point of Care test kits
Importation restriction in effect.
Importers and their agents are advised that certain COVID-19 test kits have been prohibited from importation, sale, supply, manufacture and use in New Zealand from 3pm, 22 April 2020.
COVID-19 point of care (POC) test kits use a blood sample to detect antigens or antibodies in the blood.
Further information on this ban, made by Notice under the Medicines Act 1981, can be found on the Medsafe website.