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20 January room release postponed 18 January 2022

Statement by Head of MIQ Chris Bunny.

Emergency Allocation criteria changes 07 January 2022

A temporary emergency allocation category is to be implemented for New Zealand citizens in Australia who face significant and severe hardship if they do not return to New Zealand in the next 2 months. Applications will be accepted between 13 January and 13 February, for travel to occur within 14 days.

MIQ’s 13th voucher release: Increase in people participating in lobby – 6 January 2022 06 January 2022

At 1pm today, the 13th release of rooms through the virtual lobby took place.

MIQ working with travellers returning to New Zealand following changes to phased border re-opening 31 December 2021

On 21 December 2021, the Government announced several measures to reduce the risks posed by Omicron.

Celebrating Christmas in MIQ 23 December 2021

MIQ’s General Manager of Operations, Chris Scahill, says staff in MIQ facilities around the country are gearing up to make Christmas something special.

Changes to MIQ following Omicron cases 21 December 2021

The Government has agreed a suite of precautionary measures to keep Omicron out of the community for as long as possible.

MIQ’s 12th voucher release: 838 rooms not taken – 16 Dec 2021 16 December 2021

At 11am today, the 12th release of rooms through the virtual lobby took place.

Investigation into recent MIQ absconding incidents released 10 December 2021

An investigation report into the 7 recent absconding incidents involving 9 people, which took place between 4 October and 6 November 2021, and involved community cases in quarantine facilities, has been released today.

All travellers must have the legal right to enter New Zealand before booking a MIQ room 09 December 2021

The Government has decided that all travellers must have the legal right to enter New Zealand before they book an MIQ room. This means MIQ has changed the booking process.

MIQ’s 11th voucher release via virtual lobby – 7 Dec 2021 07 December 2021

At 10am today, the 11th release of rooms through the virtual lobby took place.