Managed isolation and quarantine data

Weekly data and statistics about managed isolation and quarantine in New Zealand.

The data on this page should be read in combination with:

These pages provide important context in order to understand the data on this page.

214,943 people have returned to NZ through MIQ since 26 March 2020

Reported as at 8AM Wednesday 19/01/2022

Managing COVID cases in our facilities

Returnees arriving in NZ and staying in facilities who have tested positive for COVID-19 are referred to as border cases. Some community cases who test positive for COVID-19 are transferred to our facilities and stay in quarantine.

  • 634 border cases currently in quarantine facilities
  • 48 community outbreak cases currently in quarantine facilities

Snapshot reported as at 8AM Wednesday 19/01/2022

Who is in our facilities?

Capacity in managed isolation and quarantine is measured in rooms rather than beds.

Managed isolation (returnees)

The actual number of rooms and occupants fluctuate daily. More information is available on our MIQ capacity and allocations page.

MIQ capacity and allocations

  • 2,428 isolation rooms occupied
  • 3,606 people currently in isolation

Quarantine (returnees and community)

  • 884 quarantine room total capacity
  • 375 quarantine rooms occupied
  • 634 people currently in quarantine
  • 105 quarantine rooms in maintenance, cleaning or repair
  • 404 quarantine rooms available

Close contacts (community)

  • 46 close contact capacity
  • 4 close contact rooms occupied
  • 9 close contacts (people) in isolation
  • 7 close contact rooms in maintenance, cleaning or repair
  • 35 close contact rooms available

Snapshot reported as at 8AM Wednesday 19/01/2022

MIQ vouchers (online bookings)

Managed Isolation Allocation System vouchers, which the public book online, are available to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents through the Managed Isolation Allocation System (MIAS). 

Managed Isolation Allocation System(external link)

  • 0 rooms released in lobbies this week
  • 0 people who secured vouchers in the room release this week
  • 3,225 people who hold a voucher to arrive in the next week

Cumulative for the week, reported as at 8AM Wednesday 19/01/2022

Demand for prioritised allocations

Prioritised allocations require returnees to apply and be granted approval.

Detail on the number of rooms available under these categories each month is available on our MIQ capacity and allocations page.

MIQ capacity and allocations

Emergency applications

  • 232 emergency applications processed
  • 72.0% approved emergency applications

Cumulative for the week starting 10/01/2022

Time sensitive, group and healthcare worker applications

Time sensitive, group and healthcare worker applications are assessed in batches.

Number of rooms available under these categories

For detail on applications assessed and approved, see:

Healthcare worker applications are managed by the Ministry of Health

Dedicated MIQ places for critical health and disability workers(external link) - Ministry of Health

Historical data

Since 15 November 2021 [XLSX, 120 KB]

Last updated: 19 January 2022