Kiwis wanting to return home from India are being locked out until the end of the month.
From Sunday, no one who has been in India in the last 14 days will be allowed into the country as the government declares the risk from Covid-19 is too great.
There were 23 new cases in managed isolation reported today - 17 from India.
And it has been revealed another worker at Auckland's Grand Millennium hotel has tested positive for the virus.
Health correspondent Rowan Quinn reports.