Managed isolation and quarantine data

Data and statistics about managed isolation and quarantine in New Zealand.

Find our daily snapshot data below. We improved the format of these on Friday 4 December 2020. See the PDF links at the bottom of this page if you would like to see previous versions.

The daily snapshot below shows room occupancy rates in our facilities, MIAS voucher allocations and availability as well as the number of returnees who have been through the facilities. It also includes the Ministry of Health testing data and any incident reports of key updates regarding Managed Isolation and Quarantine.

Take in to consideration the following explanations when analysing this information.

Focus on 14 days:

  • Rooms in our facilities are occupied for a minimum of 14 days with additional time needed for cleaning and maintenance. As such, when looking at room availability we need to consider this full 14 day period as opposed to room occupancy on any single day. Rooms that are vacant today may be needed for an incoming flight tomorrow, so are not actually available.

Forecast over capacity:

  • From time-to-time MIQ may forecast to exceed its listed operational capacity. We know that for various reasons, such as international travel volatility, that not all people who currently have MIAS vouchers will use them. Based on these factors, we release additional vouchers to ensure we can utilise the full available capacity.
  • In addition, we may access our contingency for short periods if this allows us to manage a short-term peak in arrivals. This is only done for short periods as the contingency is primarily needed for unforeseen events or if some people may need to stay for longer than expected.

MIAS vouchers availability:

  • This report outlines the number of MIAS vouchers available for booking online at a point-in-time. This may be out of date when this information is accessed, so regularly check MIAS if you are looking for vouchers. We know that for various reasons, such as international travel volatility, that not all people who currently have MIAS vouchers will use them. Vouchers are regularly released as they become available (i.e. if someone cancels their voucher).

Latest daily factsheet

Released at: 22/01/2021

Managed isolation allocations: 14 day forecast

As at 23:59 21 January 2021

Region Auckland Hamilton Rotorua Wellington Christchurch Total
Operational Capacity 2,901 233 393 140 833 4,500
Current Rooms Allocated 3,037 197 264 76 865 4,439

14-Day Peak Allocated 4,561

Managed Isolation Allocation System (MIAS) rooms allocated

Rooms in our managed isolation facilities are needed for 14 days. The below graph illustrates room allocation rates over the coming weeks. If the room allocation rate is projected to reach the operational capacity level in the next 14 days, no additional rooms can be allocated in the days leading up to this peak. See the explanatory notes above for further explanation.

MIAS allocations overview - as at 08:00AM 22 JAN 2021

23-Jan 24-Jan 25-Jan 26-Jan 27-Jan 28-Jan 29-Jan 30-Jan 31-Jan 1-Feb 2-Feb 3-Feb 4-Feb 5-Feb
Rooms Allocated 4,449 4,561 4,332 4,407 4,415 4,331 4,338 4,395 4,454 4,418 4,344 4,533 4,432 4,460

Allocations available to 5 February: 0

Occupancy and returnee overview

Number of people currently in Managed Isolation facilities: 5,638

Number of people currently in Quarantine facilities: 144

Projected Returnees – Next 14 days: 5,541

Total number of people through MI & Q facilities since 26 March 2020: 101,131

Incident reports and key messages

This section reports on any incidents in the last 24 hours that present a potential or actual risk to public health and any key messages about MIQ.

22 January 2021 – No incidents to report.

Spaces in managed isolation are extremely limited until March, but may become available as travel plans change. We recommend you continue checking the Managed Isolation Allocation System for your preferred date.

Ministry of Health COVID-19 testing data

As at 23:59 21 January 2021

Total number of tests conducted nationwide in the past 24 hours 4,305
Day 3 and Day 12 swabs together recorded in MI & Q facilities in the past 24 hours 1411
Total confirmed cases identified at MI & Q facilities 591
Current active cases identified at MI & Q facilities 73

This report reflects a snapshot at a point time from various operational data sources.

Last updated: 22 January 2021 Last reviewed: 16 October 2020