Temporary entry visa class holders coming into New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine will have to pay more from 25 March.

The fees are currently $3100 (incl GST) for 14 days in managed isolation. From 12.01am on 25 March, 2021, this will increase to $5520 (incl GST) for the first or only person in a room, $2990 for an additional adult, and $1610 for an additional child.

These changes will affect those on visitor visas (such as partners of a New Zealand citizen or resident), student visas, work visas, and limited visas.

In a statement, the government said the new fees “better reflect the actual costs of managed isolation, although the government is still subsidising some of the cost”.

The new fees are the same as those charged to critical workers entering the country under a border exception.

Temporary entry class visa holders who have already booked managed isolation and quarantine places and enter facilities from 25 March 2021 will be liable to pay the new fees.

Critical healthcare workers entering under a border exception will continue to be charged the current standard fee of $3100.

MBIE can grant a full or partial waiver of managed isolation fees in cases of financial hardship or other special circumstances, or arrange a deferment of payment, for temporary entry visa class holders.