The Government will today be introducing legislation allowing it charge some of those returning to New Zealand and staying in managed isolation and quarantine.
Here's who it affects
- Any New Zealander who leaves the country after the regulations come into force
- Is visiting New Zealand for less than 90 days
- Temporary visa holders unless they were ordinarily resident in NZ as of March 19 2020 and left the country before that date and are not entering on a border exception as a critical worker.
The following people won't be liable for charges
- Family members travelling or isolating with people who do not have to pay charges (unless they are entering New Zealand on a border exception as a critical worker)
- Diplomats and official government representatives
- Any person travelling to New Zealand to attend the sentencing of the accused in the Christchurch mosque attacks
- Refugees and protected persons for their first entry into New Zealand after the charges come into force
- New Zealanders currently overseas, who stay here for 90 days or longer
- One person in a room - $3100
- Each additional adult - $950
- Each child sharing the room - $475
- There will be mechanisms in place to allow charges to be waived in full or in part