Travel technology consultant: Government to announce big MIQ changes today

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021, 7:49AM
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Travel technology consultant: Government to announce big MIQ changes today

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 27 Oct 2021, 7:49AM

A glimmer of hope for Kiwis stranded overseas because they can't get a spot in managed isolation. 

The Government's making a major announcement about changes to the MIQ system today. 

Shorter MIQ stays for returnees, home quarantine, and possibly no quarantine from safe countries could be in the mix. 

Travel technology consultant Mike Moore told Kate Hawkesby home quarantine has been used successfully in countries like Taiwan, by using things like apps and phone calls. 

He said reducing MIQ from 14 to seven days is one of the things mooted. 

“That actually only increases the number of people you let into the country from 350 to 700 a day so that’s still massively massively short of demand.” 

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