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Air New Zealand has suspended new bookings on international services into the country at the request of the New Zealand government.
The temporary hold will initially last three weeks, enabling New Zealand to provide quarantine accommodation for inbound passengers for the required 14-day period.
The country has been praised by the World Health Organisation for its approach to eliminating Covid-19.
Air New Zealand is also looking at “aligning daily arrivals with the capacity available at managed isolation facilities”.
A statement from the airline says it has been working closely with the government to understand how it can support its efforts to contain Covid-19 at the border.
“We accept this is a necessary short-term measure given the limited capacity in quarantine facilities and we're keen to do what we can to help New Zealand's continued success in its fight against Covid-19,” says the airline’s chief commercial and customer officer Cam Wallace.
The airline’s domestic flights and outbound services from New Zealand are not affected by the restrictions.