28 Oct 2021

MIQ changes "simply not enough"

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 28 October 2021

Big news today for New Zealanders overseas who are trying to get back home. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says it's time to rethink how the country manages the border. From November 14th, returnees will only need to spend seven days in MIQ and three days at home and from early 2022, more travellers will be able to isolate at home. Andrew Bates finishes his MIQ stint tomorrow after sailing by catamaran from Australia's Coffs Harbour last week. He says people should simply be able to isolate at home if they have tested negative for COVID.

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Photo: Andrew Bates