A petition with 22,888 signatures was delivered to Parliament today, calling for Manages Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) to better align with the Bill of Rights.

National Party Covid-19 spokesperson Chris Bishop called MIQ a "lottery of human misery" that had gone on "far too long" when he was handed the petition on Parliament's forecourt.

"It is legally dubious, it is morally wrong, and the sooner we can end MIQ the better."

Border changes are set to start on 16 January 2022, when fully vaccinated New Zealand citizens and residents travelling from Australia are allowed to isolate at home for seven days instead of at an MIQ facility.

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