New Zealand DENIES Kirsten Dunst's request for quarantine special treatment

No special treatment: New Zealand government DENIES star Kirsten Dunst's request to self-isolate at a rural property upon her arrival in the country - as she enters hotel quarantine with fiancé Jesse Plemons The couple were already in New Zealand when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, and quickly made their way back home to Los Angeles Kristen and Jesse were granted an exemption from New Zealand's border rules in May to return to the country and resume filming the movie The Power of the Dog They then applied for an added exemption to serve their two-week quarantine at a rural property while their imported crew stayed at the SO/ Auckland hotel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) issued the couple a denial letter stating that their request would not be accommodated

By Jabeen Waheed For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:04 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 01:21 BST, 1 September 2020

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star Kirsten Dunst and her fiancé, Jesse Plemons, were forced to quarantine at an Auckland hotel after their applications to self-isolate at a remote rural property were rejected by the New Zealand government.

The American couple were initially permitted to enter the country in May to resume work on their upcoming film, The Power of the Dog, when the vast majority of foreigners were banned due to tight COVID-19 border restrictions.

Kirsten, 38, and Jesse, 32, then applied for an added exemption to serve their two-week quarantine period at an idyllic rural property while their imported cast and crew stayed at the five-star SO/ Auckland hotel.

However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) issued the couple a denial letter stating that their request would not be accommodated.

No special treatment: The New Zealand government denied Hollywood star Kirsten Dunst's (left) request to self-isolate at a rural property upon her arrival in the country to film The Power of the Dog. She instead went through hotel quarantine with her fiancé, Jesse Plemons (right)

No special treatment: The New Zealand government denied star Kirsten Dunst's (left) request to self-isolate at a rural property upon her arrival in the country to film The Power of the Dog. She instead went through hotel quarantine with her fiancé, Jesse Plemons (right)

Kirsten and Jesse were already in New Zealand when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, and quickly they made their way back home to Los Angeles.

The pair - along with their two-year-old son, Ennis, and 16 'essential' workers - were granted exemptions from New Zealand strict border rules in mid-May to return to the

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