An economist believes returning Kiwis should be required to book their own accommodation for managed isolation.
The New Zealand Initiative believes all travellers should be required to book their own 14 day isolation.
Dr Eric Crampton told Mike Hosking approved hotels would set their own fees, while the Government would charge each facility for the cost of police, military and other amenities.
"This would give officials a better handle on what the upcoming demand will look like, and when more staff are going to be needed."
Eric Crampton suggests a voucher to cover the full or partial cost for New Zealand travellers.