in Order to reduce the burden of crowded quarantine facilities restrict New Zealand now the number of citizens who return home from abroad.
housing minister Megan Woods say on Tuesday that the country's national carrier will not accept new bookings for the next three weeks.
as coronaviruspandemien continues at the global level, returns the thousands of new zealand citizens to New Zealand.
the Country is among a handful of countries have managed to limit the spread of infection and, therefore, has reopened the society.
Bookings on Air New Zealand flights will be limited, such that the government can safely place the returned citizens, in the quarantine facilities.
- We see a rapidly growing number of new zealanders returning home, as Covid-19-pandemic worsens, says housing minister Megan Woods in a statement.
She adds that the government also is in discussions with other airlines to control the flow of citizens returning home.
New Zealand's borders remain closed to foreigners, while citizens and permanent residents must, in 14-day mandatory quarantine when they enter the country.
New Zealand has almost 6000 persons in quarantine at 28 facilities.
Air New Zealand advises that the company puts new bookings on break for the next three weeks. The company will start to take bookings again, when there are more seats available on the karantænefaciliteterne.
New Zealand has 22 active cases of coronavirus - all of which are from returning new zealanders.
the Country has during the pandemic recorded 22 coronarelaterede death and 1186 smittetilfælde.
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern stated in the beginning of June New Zealand for coronafrit, after the country had eliminated the virus. But shortly after took two women allowed to leave their quarantined too early, and they were subsequently tested positive.
It got Ardern to order the military to patrol the borders.