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Border opening detail on Thursday

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 01 Feb 2022

Border opening detail on Thursday
MIQ soon to be a thing of the past? (Image: BusinessDesk)
Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 01 Feb 2022
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern will set out the government’s thinking on reopening New Zealand’s borders on Thursday after the cabinet discussed the issue at its weekly meeting today.At issue is whether there will be any point in maintaining managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) requirements for people arriving in NZ if the covid virus is widely present in the community as a result of the impending omicron outbreak.Before Christmas, the government had indicated a gradual opening of the border, starting with home self-isolation rathe...

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