Charges for managed isolation

Managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) charges allow the Government to recover some of the costs for MIQ. The aim of the charges is to share the costs in a way that fairly reflects the benefits to both the New Zealand public of having a robust system, and those who leave and enter the country.

Even with national quarantine and isolation moving back to the health system in July 2023, you may still be required to pay for your stay in MIQ.

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Who needs to pay

Find out if you are liable to pay charges for managed isolation.

Citizens and permanent residents charges

If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and meet the criteria for being liable to pay for managed isolation, find out how much you'll have to pay.

Critical worker charges

Find out how much you need to pay.

Temporary entry class visa holder charges

Charges apply to all people who entered New Zealand on a temporary entry class visa.

Charges by family travel group

The amount you’re liable to pay depends on your immigration status, and the immigration status of those who are in your family travel group.


Applications to waive charges for managed isolation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Charges for staying in managed isolation and quarantine can be paid by direct deposit/internet banking or by credit card into the account specified on your invoice.

Last updated: 30 June 2023