Charges for temporary entry class visa holders
Charges apply to all people who entered New Zealand on a temporary entry class visa.
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.
Rates for the stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility
The fee (including GST) for temporary entry class visa holders is:
- $2,760 for the first or only person in a family travel group
- $1,495 for each additional adult in a family travel group
- $805 for each additional child (3 to 17 years old, inclusive) in a family travel group
- children under 3 years old are not charged.
If you are liable to pay, you will be charged per family travel group.
A family travel group is a group of no more than 12 persons all of whom:
- are family members of 1 or more of the other persons in the group; and
- are part of the same travel group
A “family member” of any person (person A) means another person who:
- has a biological or legal relationship with person A; or
- is a member of person A’s whānau or other culturally recognised family group
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.
Who is not included
These changes do not include critical health workers who entered New Zealand on a border exception, overseas-based air crew and foreign maritime crew.
They also do not include temporary entry class visa holders who stayed in the same room in MIQ with a family travel group 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.
*A family member of any person (person A) is defined as another person who has a biological or legal relationship with person A, or is a member of person A’s whānau or other culturally recognised family group.