Sir Ian Taylor: Workers could be tested overseas rather than go through MIQ

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 20 Sep 2021, 7:08PM
A screenshot of the new MIQ booking system, launched this morning. Photo / Jonathan Brewer
A screenshot of the new MIQ booking system, launched this morning. Photo / Jonathan Brewer

Sir Ian Taylor: Workers could be tested overseas rather than go through MIQ

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 20 Sep 2021, 7:08PM

A top businessman is urging the Government to ease demand on MIQ by allowing loosening travel restrictions.

More than 25-thousand people logged into a virtual lobby today to clamour for one of three-thousand MIQ vouchers.

It was the first room release in weeks -- and only four-thousand more will be released each fortnight until Christmas.

Animation Research Limited Chief Executive Sir Ian Taylor says it's made it near impossible to send staff overseas.

But Taylor says all of his staff are immunised and could be regularly tested while abroad.

He says a chain of hotels have offered to step in for the workers to stay there for three days and be tested and cleared before returning.

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