MIQ’s 14th voucher release – 17 February 2022

Published: 17 February 2022

At 9am today, the 14th release of rooms through the virtual lobby took place.

Summary of the statistics

At 9am 617 people were moved into the queue — this represented 998 passengers, which is the lowest number we have seen in a lobby since they began. These numbers grew a little throughout the room release - 952 people were in the queue in total, representing 1,431 passengers.

594 people took the opportunity to secure MIQ vouchers – this represented 965 passengers from 69 countries, and across 624 rooms. The number of available rooms was 2,530. 

All 952 people got access to the website and had the chance to book a room, but some chose not to, either because they didn’t want a particular month (e.g. March) or the dates that were left didn’t line up with flight routes from their departure point.

Dates for today’s release were available across February, March and April. The room release finished with 1,906 rooms not taken: 371 were left for February; 1,219 were left for March; 316 were left for April.

Approximately 30% of people who participated in the room release today were based in New Zealand.

The next room release is to be confirmed.

We have already brought nearly 225,000 people back to New Zealand safely.

Rooms released today

February – 523 (152 taken)

March – 1,507 (288 taken)

April – 500 (184 taken)

(NB: Those who are eligible for Steps 1 and 2 of Reconnecting New Zealand do not need to come into MIQ in March and April.)

Top countries (by departure point)

Note: This is people not rooms:

India — 225 passengers

Australia – 76 passengers*

Pakistan — 63 passengers

Great Britain — 62 passengers

United Arab Emirates — 55 passengers

USA — 50 passengers

Philippines – 45 passengers

China — 43 passengers

Iran – 27 passengers

Canada – 23 passengers

*24 passengers booked for February, 32 booked for March, 20 booked for April. As there are no flights from Australia after 28 February in the Managed Isolation Allocation System, these people may have found alternative routes to New Zealand. Information about advice for travellers from Australia can be found on our website:

Travellers from Australia

Room release 14 – 17 February Room release 13 – 6 Jan 2022 Room release 12 – 16 Dec Room release 11 – 7 Dec Room release 10 – 30 Nov Room release 9 – 25 Nov Room release 8 – 18 Nov Room release 7 – 9 Nov Room release 6 – 2 Nov Room release 5 – 21 Oct Room release 4 – 12 Oct Room release 3 – 5 Oct Room release 2 – 28 Sept Room release 1 – 20 Sept
People in lobby 617 representing 998 passengers1 9,898 representing 15,090 passengers1 2,997 representing 4,601 passengers1 4,023 – representing 6,131 passengers1 4,498 – representing 6,909 passengers1 5,426 –representing 8,182 passengers1 14,599 – representing 22,406 passengers1 14,205 – representing 22,458 passengers1 15,925 19,823 22,459 25,100 26,700 25,000
Total people in queue 952 representing 1,431 passengers1 10,995 representing 16,617 passengers1 3,852 representing 5,762 passengers1 4,710 – representing 7,092 passengers1 5,315 – representing 8,037 passengers1 6,307 – representing 9,341 passengers1 16,278 – representing 24,675 passengers1 16,277 – representing 24,695 passengers1 17,665 – representing 26,580 passengers1 21,368 24,987 28,406 31,319 31,900
Total people who got vouchers 965 1,810 3,721 3,852 3,153 4,927 6,214 5,888 5,483 3,516 5,015 6,449 6,231 5,364
Total number of countries 69 76 109 104 95 122 126 128 109 97 111 126 125 117
Total Number of rooms 2,530 available; 624 taken 1,250 3,344 available; 2,506 taken 2,506 2,090 3,411 available; 3,320 taken 4,230 4,039 3,747 2,103 2,927 3,739 3,718 3,205
Room numbers by month February – 523 (not all taken)

March – 1,507 (not all taken)

April – 500 (not all taken)
March – 600

April - 650
December – 999
(not all taken)

January – 983

February – 570

March – 792
(not all taken)
December – 699

January – 329

February – 998
March – 480
December – 366

January – 459

February – 515

March – 750
November – 357

December – 988

January – 850

February – 1,216
(not all taken)
November – 659

December – 1,235

January – 1,146

February – 1,190
November – 507

December – 1,337

January – 1,035

February – 1,160
December – 1,103

January – 1,144

February – 1,500
December – 1,000

January – 1,103
November – 159

December – 1,197

January – 1,571
October – 316

November –1,501

December – 1,201

January – 721
October – 1,434

November –1,600

December – 684
September – 338

October – 1767

November – 600

December – 500
Top Countries
(by passenger)
India — 225

Australia – 76

Pakistan — 63

Great Britain — 62

United Arab Emirates — 55
India – 259

United Kingdom – 256

United States of America – 219

Australia – 208
Australia – 922

India – 458

Great Britain – 402

USA – 360

China – 122
India – 751

Australia – 610

USA – 388

Great Britain – 380

China – 149
Australia – 527

India – 524

Great Britain – 386

USA – 316

United Arab Emirates – 127
Australia – 1175

India – 599

USA – 505

Great Britain – 481

China – 213
Australia – 1707

Great Britain – 755

India – 668

USA –625

China – 261
Australia – 1399

Great Britain – 779

USA – 633

India – 607

China – 274
Australia – 1258

Great Britain – 747

India – 589

USA – 581

China – 235
Australia– 714

Great Britain – 424

USA – 423

India – 400

China – 180
Australia – 986

Great Britain – 773

USA –541

India– 475

United Arab Emirates – 211
Australia – 1296

Great Britain &ndash 970

USA – 722

India – 583

China– 272
Australia – 1629

Great
Britain– 791

India – 647

USA – 495

China – 263
Australia –1352

Great Britain –774

India –460

USA – 453

China –268

1 Footnote: This data differs from previous releases due to the change in passport entry requirements for the lobby. People are now required to enter the passport numbers of all passengers travelling in their group, and only 1 member of the group can enter the lobby.