NZ Govt reconsidering self-isolation requirements for travellers: Hipkins

NZ Govt reconsidering self-isolation requirements for travellers: Hipkins

The New Zealand Government is reassessing self-isolation requirements for people entering the country, according to Chris Hipkins.

The COVID-19 Response Minister said a decision would be made within the next month as to whether Kiwis returning to New Zealand need to isolate on arrival.

“We are reviewing the self-isolation requirements for people coming into the country,” Hipkins said.

“I don’t have an announcement to make on that at the moment. We’re getting advice on that – about whether people should still need to self-isolate on arrival in New Zealand. And we expect to get that advice in the next week or two and consider that and make further decisions based on that.”

It comes as New Zealand reported a record 6137 community cases on Thursday. Meanwhile, there were only eight cases at the border.

Aotearoa moves to phase 3 of the Omicron response at midnight Thursday evening.

Under phase 3, only confirmed cases and the people they live with will be required to isolate.

All other contacts will only need to monitor for symptoms.



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