To reduce the chance of the COVID-19 Omicron variant entering New Zealand, nine southern African countries have been added to the very-high-risk countries list. This means only New Zealand citizens from these countries can enter, and will be required to spend 14 days in Managed Isolation and quarantine. Find out more(external link)
The next room release will be on Tuesday 7 December at 10am (NZT) for approximately 2,400 rooms across December, January, February and March. The lobby will open at 9am (NZT). Find out more information
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.
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.
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.
The new system requiring returnees to New Zealand to have booked a place in a managed isolation facility in advance of boarding a flight home comes into force at midnight tonight, following a one month notice of the change taking effect.
In response to today’s findings of imported COVID-19 cases in Christchurch, Managed Isolation and Quarantine can confirm the facility is well set up to respond and is working with local health authorities.