26 Mar 2021

Fresh calls for traffic light system in MIQ

From Morning Report, 6:08 am on 26 March 2021

There are renewed calls for a traffic light system to manage people coming into the country, once a trans-Tasman travel bubble begins.

It's estimated demand for MIQ rooms will drop by 40 percent when Australian travellers don't need to isolate.

The government is considering whether people from countries with more Covid-19 infections should be allowed to book the extra spaces.

Economist and Covid-19 modeller Rodney Jones told reporter Katie Todd, the government may need to adapt its MIQ system, if it wants to avoid an increase in cases at the border.