27 Oct 2021

Covid-19: Government promises MIQ shake-up

From Morning Report, 7:54 am on 27 October 2021

Stranded overseas expats could be just weeks away from securing a ticket home for Christmas.

The Government is poised to announce a shake-up to MIQ that's expected to free up more capacity for returning New Zealanders.

But the Minister in charge is already downplaying expectations, saying the number of additional MIQ slots will likely be "modest".

RNZ political reporter Anneke Smith has more.