With the rise of COVID-19 cases rapidly increasing worldwide, the need for self-isolation and quarantine becomes even more apparent–especially for people who have traveled in from another country. So, you can understand why helicopter pilot Rob Jewel found it important to teach these tourists a lesson by flying them directly to police after realizing that they haven’t properly self-isolated upon arriving in New Zealand.
According to the report from Newshub, the tourists in question were a couple from Hong Kong, who arrived only days before their helicopter tour in Fox Glacier. When Jewel realized this, he decided to fly them directly to authorities after departing from the pick-up point.
Jewel said that the couple had been informed multiple times about the self-quarantine measures and yet, they refused to follow it.
“They’d been told at immigration at their arrival into New Zealand about the self-isolation rules, Maui Campervan who had rented the campervan had also told them. It was in their documentation with this couple and yet they still ended up in Fox Glacier doing a heli-fight when they should’ve been self-isolating,” he explained to the news outlet.
Let this be a reminder for everyone on the importance of following the rules imposed by health officials. Because at the end of the day, it’s for our safety and protection.
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