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The latest room release has concluded. Please check back soon for the next announcement. For information about the room release process, please visit the MIQ website.

Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to New Zealand's Managed Isolation Allocation System.

The latest room release has concluded. Please check back soon for the next announcement.

For information about the room release process, please visit the MIQ website.

Check flight availability

To help with your travel plans, you can check flights here BEFORE securing a date and booking your flight to New Zealand.

The flights shown in this preview are what you will be able to choose from when securing your MIQ voucher.

Check flights

Complete these four steps if you are travelling to New Zealand

Step One Create an individual or family registration

Enter passenger details. For family registrations, enter the details of everyone in your group who is travelling to New Zealand with you.

Step Two Hold your accommodation

Select your preferred arrival date in New Zealand. A stay in managed isolation will be held for 48 hours while you organise your flights.

Step Three Confirm your arrival details

Book your flights then return here to enter your flight details to New Zealand. Your allocation in managed isolation will be confirmed.

Step Four Print or download your Voucher

You will need to present your Managed Isolation Allocation Voucher at the airport to board your flight to New Zealand.

What you need to know

10 day stays in MIQ

On 21 December, the New Zealand Government announced that from 11.59pm Thursday 23 December 2021, the stay in MIQ will increase from 7 days to 10 days, effective from that day. This is a part of a suite of precautionary measures to keep Omicron out of the community for as long as possible. More information about the Government announcement can be found here:

Your MIQ voucher does not give you the right to enter New Zealand

New Zealand's borders are closed to everyone except New Zealand citizens and residents unless they qualify for an exception. Visit Immigration New Zealand's Border closure and exceptions webpage to find out if you qualify for a border exception.

Spaces in MIQ are limited – you may not be able to secure a voucher on your preferred date

The Managed Isolation Allocation System shows dates where there are available rooms in managed isolation facilities. Please select an arrival date where there is availability. If you need to travel urgently, visit the MIQ website for more information on Emergency Allocation requests.

Vouchers for MIQ are gradually released in batches over several weeks and months

Vouchers are released approximately three months ahead of time and releases are dependent on airlines confirming their flight schedules with MIQ. People in different time zones have a fair opportunity to secure a voucher.

Check confirmed flights in the system BEFORE booking your flights

After you have secured your date, you will have 48 hours to enter your flight details into the Managed Isolation Allocation System. This process involves selecting a confirmed flight from a drop-down menu in the system under STEP THREE – Confirm your arrival details. Please check the list of confirmed flights here BEFORE you book your flights. 

You cannot choose the city or facility you will go to

If you are in a facility in a different city to the one you arrived in or to your destination after you complete your managed isolation, we will transport you back to the airport you arrived at, if you wish, unless you indicate otherwise. Transport back to the airport could be by bus or plane, depending on where you complete your isolation. We advise waiting to book onward travel until you get to your managed isolation facility, or booking a flexible fare.

Some people need to pay for managed isolation

For more information about MIQ charges and fees, please visit the MIQ website

Get more information on:

Entering New Zealand

For more information about pre-departure testing, quarantine-free travel, and COVID-19 vaccinations: Plan your travel to New Zealand (

Getting a voucher

For more information about getting a voucher, travelling with others, room arrangements, and cancelled or rescheduled flights: Secure your place in managed isolation

Emergency Allocation requests

If you are unable to secure a place in managed isolation using this system and need to travel urgently: Emergency allocation requests to find out more information about Emergency Allocations criteria and process

Staying in Managed Isolation

For more information about what to expect in managed isolation: Staying in a managed isolation facility

Charges and Fees

For more information about MIQ charges and fees: Charges for managed isolation

Get more help in using the Managed Isolation System

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