Charges for temporary entry class visa holders

Charges apply to all people entering New Zealand on a temporary entry class visa, regardless of when their visa was approved or when they had booked their place in managed isolation.

The Government will continue to subsidise managed isolation for temporary entry class visa holders entering New Zealand. This change to charges has been made to better balance the temporary entry visa class holders contribution alongside the Government’s contribution.

Charges for temporary entry class visa holders

The fee (including GST) for temporary entry class visa holders is:

  • $5,520 for the first or only person in a room·
  • $2,990 for a second adult in a room;
  • $1,610 for a child
  • children under 3 years old are not charged.

What is a temporary entry visa class holder

A temporary entry visa class holder is a person who has one of the following visas:

  • Visitor visas (such as partners of a New Zealand citizen or resident)
  • Student visa holders
  • Work visa holders, and
  • Limited visas.

Read about room configurations and charges for Temporary entry class visa holders

Who is not included

These changes do not include critical health workers entering on a border exception, overseas-based air crew and foreign maritime crew.

They also do not include temporary entry class visa holders staying in the same room in MIQ with a family member* who is a New Zealand citizen or holder of a residence class visa, or a critical health worker.

These people are liable to pay the same amount as returning New Zealand citizens and residents.

Charges for NZ citizens and permanent residents

*A family member is defined as a spouse, partner, legal guardian, and any child younger than 18 years of age of the relevant person.

Last updated: 21 May 2021