More space in managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) facilities has been set aside for managed return flights from New South Wales.

From 28 July to 8 August, 530 rooms will be allocated across Auckland MIQ facilities.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) said: "Travellers will not need to book a place in MIQ through the online booking system. They will instead be automatically assigned a place in MIQ once booked on a managed return flight.

"People who have already applied for urgent and exceptional travel before 7pm last Friday 16 July and are eligible will be contacted directly about travel plans. These already processed eligible applications will be given priority for flights from July 28 to 8 August.

"Airlines will make any remaining seats available once the urgent and exceptional quota has been fully processed."

The available rooms extend on from the 1000 rooms made available during 14-27 July for New Zealanders returning from NSW, 200 of which were set aside for urgent or exceptional cases.

"The spaces set aside for urgent or exceptional circumstances have now been fully allocated for managed return flights from New South Wales, and no further applications are being accepted at this stage.

"People who have already applied for urgent and exceptional travel before 7pm last Friday 16 July and are eligible will be contacted directly about travel plans. These already processed eligible applications will be given priority for flights from July 28 to 8 August."


https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/447218/more-miq-space-530-rooms-allocated-for-return-nsw-flights