During this time of national lockdown due to Covid-19, IRT New Zealand has been dedicated to finding ways to assist our customers with their horse freighting needs when it is safe to do so again.
Today, the New Zealand government announced that Level 4 will end at midnight on the 27th April, we then move to Level 3 for a proposed 2 week period. As the nation moves into Level 3 and then on to Level 2 we should see a loosening of the current restrictions that we have been facing.
IRT New Zealand believes this could lead the Airlines to accepting a Risk Assessment Model for horse attendants, hopefully paving the way to having our professional grooms reinstated to travel on freight planes once again.
Rest assured that IRT is doing all in our power to present all options to the Airlines involved so we can have your horses on the move as soon as safely possible.
We are hopeful that we will be able to report positive news in the coming weeks which will hopefully mean we are able to move horses some time in May.
Please let IRT staff know if you would like to make tentative bookings or require any further information as we are fully available and ready to assist throughout this period.
David Cole & Richard Cole Managing Directors IRT New Zealand