I can't understand why we aren't requiring people are Covid free before boarding the plane to come to NZ, to minimise the risk of it coming into NZ. Or fining airlines for every COVID case they bring in, so they can take action to make sure that people flying are well. Why should tax payers currently be carrying this cost?
At the moment, jamming international planes full of passengers , where an increasing percentage will have COVID, is just increasing the risk for NZ, and increasing the risk that it will breach the border. There is no downside for airlines currently from what I can see.
NZ often seem to close the barn door, after the horse has already bolted. We didn't move to managed isolation until we were well into level 4, despite self isolation being such a failure.
when will people realise that even if they tested positive they are still coming home, only NZ citizens and residents are flying to NZ and entering the country and the government cant stop them . it is why we have strict 14 day isolation, it would be much easier to stop anyone coming in but we cant.