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New Zealand High Commissioner Reminds Travellers To Book Quarantine Rooms Before Flights

“Stringent border protection measures such as 14-days of managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) on arrival in New Zealand is part of the country’s protection against COVID-19,” says Jonathan Curr.
29 Jan 2021 14:55
New Zealand High Commissioner Reminds Travellers To Book Quarantine Rooms Before Flights

New Zealand High Commissioner Jonathan Curr is calling on Kiwis and other travellers to New Zealand to remember to book rooms for managed isolation and quarantine before booking flights back to New Zealand.

“Stringent border protection measures such as 14-days of managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) on arrival in New Zealand is part of the country’s protection against COVID-19,” says Jonathan Curr.

“Everyone arriving in New Zealand is required to present a Managed Isolation Allocation System (MIAS) voucher to airlines in order to board their flight. The voucher secures a place in a managed isolation facility which is necessary to keep travellers and all New Zealanders safe.”

MIAS is an online portal that helps manage the timing of people entering New Zealand, and helps to support the different needs of people during their 14- day stay in the isolation facilities.

Travellers are required to register on the MIAS online portal to get a voucher, however the voucher doesn’t give automatic entry to New Zealand. People still need to be exempt from New Zealand’s border restrictions or have been granted a border exception and hold a valid visa to be able to travel to New Zealand.

“MIQ space is extremely limited, and people need to book early. Some dates may be fully booked and it may not be possible to secure a place on the preferred date. As of 29 January, spaces in managed isolation are extremely limited until May 31. Travellers should not book and pay for a flight until they have secured a place in MIQ,” says Jonathan Curr.

To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government has extended pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands including Fiji.

For more information: Secure your place in managed isolation | Managed isolation and quarantine (miq.govt.nz)  and all queries should be referred to the MIQ team – contact details here https://www.miq.govt.nz/about/ contact-us/

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