NZ woman given MIQ spot after launching legal action

Sep 10, 2021 | News, NZ Covid-19

A pregnant woman has been granted a space in MIQ after launching legal action against the Health Minister and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Bergen Graham had been trying to get home to New Zealand from El Salvador via the United States.

Graham was living with her husband Oscar in his home country of El Salvador when she became pregnant in February.

Straight away he applied for a New Zealand visa, but it was June by the time it was approved, and they could not get MIQ spots through the voucher system. As Bergen’s El Salvador visa was about to expire, the couple started the journey home without guaranteed MIQ and are in the United States.

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Source: RNZ

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