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Number of returnees to NZ having left during compulsory quarantine period

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From: Nick Farlow

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

There is much talk at present about "bringing NZers home from overseas". This implies presumably that those individuals left prior to NZ's borders being 'closed'.

I note that travel overseas is not necessarily prohibited though advised against. Please advise how many people are or have been in compulsory quarantine, where those people also left NZ during the quarantine period. (e.g had initially left NZ after 20 March 2020 and subsequently returned)

Yours faithfully,

Nick Farlow

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 1920-1811

 

Dear Nick,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 25 June 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

There is much talk at present about "bringing NZers home from overseas".  
This implies presumably that those individuals left prior to NZ's borders
being 'closed'.

 

I note that travel overseas is not necessarily prohibited though advised
against.  Please advise how many people are or have been in compulsory
quarantine, where those people also left NZ during the quarantine period.
(e.g had initially left NZ after 20 March 2020 and subsequently returned)

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course.

 

Please note, due to ongoing COVID-19 response work, requests are currently
being triaged and those relating to Covid-19 processed as a priority.
Remaining requests are being assessed as per the Ombudsman’s guidance
(which can be found here:
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/news/chief-ombudsmans-statement-official-information-response-times-during-covid-19-emergency)
and processed accordingly.

 

If you have any enquiries regarding your request, or its urgency, feel
free to contact us via email at [2][MBIE request email].

 

Nâku noa, nâ

MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

NZBN 9429000106078

 

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From: Charmaine HO
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Kia ora Nick,

 

I am working on your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (the
OIA):

 

There is much talk at present about "bringing NZers home from overseas".  
This implies presumably that those individuals left prior to NZ's borders
being 'closed'.

 

I note that travel overseas is not necessarily prohibited though advised
against.  Please advise how many people are or have been in compulsory
quarantine, where those people also left NZ during the quarantine period.
(e.g had initially left NZ after 20 March 2020 and subsequently returned)

 

I would like some clarification from you in order to proceed. Can you
please advise if the following information is what you are requesting?

 

1.      The number of New Zealanders (New Zealand citizens or residence
class visa holders) who departed New Zealand on or after 20 March 2020 and
have since returned, and have been held in mandatory isolation or
quarantine facilities upon their return.

 

I would appreciate a response before close of business 1 July 2020,
otherwise I will proceed based on the interpretation.

 

 

Ngā mihi

 

Charmaine Ho

BUSINESS ADVISOR

Operations Support | Border and Visa Operations
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[1][email address]

Level 1, 15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011

NZBN 9429000106078

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From: Charmaine HO
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Kia ora Nick,

 

Please find attached correspondence regarding your request under the
Official Information Act 1982.

 

 

Ngā mihi

 

Charmaine Ho

BUSINESS ADVISOR

Operations Support | Border and Visa Operations
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[1][email address]

Level 1, 15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011

NZBN 9429000106078

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services

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From: Charmaine HO
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Kia ora Nick,

 

I am writing to keep you updated on the progress of your OIA request. As
advised previously, we have interpreted your request as follows:

 

The number of New Zealanders (New Zealand citizens or residence class visa
holders) who departed New Zealand on or after 20 March 2020 and have since
returned, and have been held in mandatory isolation or quarantine
facilities upon their return.

 

MBIE do not hold this exact information. We have consulted with the
Ministry of Health who advise that they also do not hold this information.
To assist you, we are intending to provide you with the numbers of New
Zealanders (New Zealand citizens or residence class visa holders) who
departed New Zealand on or after 20 March 2020, and who have returned on
or after 10 April 2020. This uses the assumption that all arrivals into
New Zealand on or after 10 April were required to be in managed isolation
or quarantine facilities.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Charmaine Ho

BUSINESS ADVISOR

Operations Support | Border and Visa Operations
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[1][email address]

Level 1, 15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011

NZBN 9429000106078

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From: Charmaine HO
Sent: Monday, 20 July 2020 2:08 PM
To: '[FOI #13149 email]'
<[FOI #13149 email]>
Subject: DOIA 1920-1810 [IN-CONFIDENCE:RELEASE EXTERNAL]

 

Kia ora Nick,

 

Please find attached correspondence regarding your request under the
Official Information Act 1982.

 

 

Ngā mihi

 

Charmaine Ho

BUSINESS ADVISOR

Operations Support | Border and Visa Operations
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[3][email address]

Level 1, 15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011

NZBN 9429000106078

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services

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From: Charmaine HO
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Dear Nick,

 

Please find the attached response to your request under the Official
Information Act 1982.

 

 

Ngā mihi

 

Charmaine Ho

BUSINESS ADVISOR

Operations Support | Border and Visa Operations
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011

NZBN 9429000106078

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[2]www.govt.nz - your guide to finding and using New Zealand government
services

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