Covid 19 coronavirus: Criteria for urgent travel to NZ widened; 75 MIQ beds a week free

A NZ Herald article.

The Government is widening the circle of people who can apply to travel urgently to New Zealand, and is freeing up about 75 rooms a week for them.

Previously that door was only open to Kiwis whose health or life was at serious risk, but now critical workers, Kiwis in travel limbo and those with a dying relative in New Zealand can apply.

But the bar for entry remains “extremely high”, says Megan Main, deputy chief executive of managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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