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Marking 1 year of MIQ 09 April 2021

One year ago today managed isolation became mandatory for travellers arriving into New Zealand. The joint heads of Managed Isolation and Quarantine, Megan Main and Brigadier Jim Bliss, have paid tribute to the efforts of those who’ve contributed to the past year of MIQ.

Update on managed isolation emergency applications 01 April 2021

The range of circumstances for those who need to apply for an emergency allocation of space in managed isolation to travel home to New Zealand urgently has been further widened today.

Changes to MIQ fees for some returning New Zealanders 24 March 2021

From 1 June 2021, returning New Zealand citizens and residents will need to stay in the country for at least 180 days in order to not be liable to pay managed isolation fees.

MIQ and border workers backing vaccination programme – 3 weeks in 13 March 2021

Three weeks into the programme to vaccinate New Zealand’s MIQ and border workers, more than 12,000 people have received their first dose says Head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine, Brigadier Jim Bliss.

Border and MIQ workforce prioritised for vaccine rollout, 2 weeks in 06 March 2021

New Zealand is now 2 weeks into the largest immunisation programme ever undertaken here, with border and managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) workers first in line.

Changes to fees for some people staying in managed isolation 02 March 2021

From 25 March 2021, it is intended that temporary entry visa class holders will be charged higher fees for their managed isolation and quarantine stay.

Pullman Hotel Managed Isolation facility reopens 16 February 2021

The Pullman Hotel managed isolation facility reopened to returnees this morning, following an intensive deep cleaning process, a thorough investigation by health officials and changes to its operating model, says Head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine, Brigadier Jim Bliss.

Non-Covid related death in MIQ 04 February 2021

MIQ is saddened to have to report that last evening a 44 year old man who arrived in New Zealand yesterday afternoon from Vanuatu, died during a medical incident at the Crowne Plaza Hotel which is operating as a managed isolation facility.

Update on Managed Isolation emergency applications 04 December 2020

The range of circumstances for those who need to apply for an emergency allocation in managed isolation to travel home to New Zealand urgently has been widened.

Update on Managed Isolation voucher availability 09 November 2020

One week into the Managed Isolation Allocation System (MIAS) becoming compulsory, experience with the new system and changes in travellers' plans have enabled additional space to be made available in New Zealand’s Managed Isolation facilities.