Isolation hotel vouchers now required to enter NZ, with pre-Christmas period completely booked

Source: 1News

Kiwi returnees will not be able to board flights home unless they've pre-booked their stay in managed isolation.

Around 30,000 people have already booked their isolation stay over the next three months, with the pre-Christmas period completely booked out.

Air Commodore Darryn Webb says travellers who arrive at the airport without a voucher will not be allowed to board their flight.

Webb says returnees should book a slot for managed isolation online before booking flights.

People will be sent a voucher after booking a slot, which must be presented before boarding their flight, a Managed Isolation and Quarantine spokesperson told 1 NEWS.

Payment is not required until after their stay.

The vouchers were made compulsory today.