Temporary entry class visa holders - charges

New charges for temporary entry class visa holders will come into effect at 12.01am on 25 March 2021. They will 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.

Note: 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 will continue to be liable to pay the same amount as returning New Zealand citizens and residents.

Read more about charges for NZ citizens and residence class visa holders

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

Charges for temporary entry class visa holders from 25 March 2021

The new 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.

Find out more about charges by room - Temporary visa holders

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.
Last updated: 24 March 2021