New Zealand is continuing ‘red flights’ from a few Australian urban communities in September.
Travellers on these flights will be needed to book their 14-day in managed isolation, have a negative pre-departure test and agree with the ordinary guidelines around paying for their visit.
MIQ vouchers and flights will be accessible for travel on a travel number of dates in September from a select number of locations. A timeline on when the vouchers will be released and the flights open for reserving for will be declared in the next days, with updates on the COVID-19 website.
“We are aware that a number of New Zealanders in Australia have been unable to return since the suspension of quarantine-free travel with Australia in July, so I am very pleased that flights from Australia will resume to bring more people home,” said Joint Head of MIQ Brigadier Rose King.
“People will need to secure a voucher for MIQ in the same way everyone else returning to New Zealand does and there is high demand right now. The current outbreak in New Zealand is putting extra pressure on MIQ capacity, as MIQ facilities are being used for all positive COVID-19 cases.
“Please do not contact airlines at this early stage, further information will be made available in advance of the flights opening for bookings.”
Those with an earnest need to make a trip are urged to check the MIQ website to check whether they meet the prerequisites for a crisis allocation, and on the off chance that they wish to apply for this, ought to do as such at the earliest opportunity.