Written on 8th August 2019

New entry requirements for visiting and transiting New Zealand

The New Zealand Government is introducing a new travel requirement for some visitors and transit passengers. 

From 1st October 2019, visitors from visa-waiver countries must request a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) before travelling to New Zealand. 

For details on how to request your NZeTA click here

  • To enter New Zealand with either a visa or NZeTA you will need to have a return ticket, or a ticket to another destination you're allowed to enter
  • You may need an NZeTA even if you haven't needed a visa or other travel authority to come to New Zealand in the past
  • The NZeTA allows Immigration New Zealand to carry out passenger screening in advance of travel. This means you won't be allowed to board your aircraft without the required valid travel documents (visa or NZeTA)
  • Your NZeTA is valid for two years, and once you have it you can use it as often as you like

International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy

The New Zealand Government may also require you to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL).

The IVL costs NZ$35 per person and is processed and payable when you apply for your visa or NZeTA. You will not be charged for the IVL if you are travelling on a New Zealand, Australia or Pacific Island (excluding Noumea and Tahiti) passport.

Visiting New Zealand

The NZeTA is only available to those visiting New Zealand for up to three months. If you'd like to stay longer, you can apply for a visa from New Zealand Immigration.

Further information on visa or NZeTA requirements can be found here New Zealand Immigration.

Travelling on a New Zealand or Australian passport?

You don't need a visa or NZeTA to enter New Zealand.

Do you have a United Kingdom passport?

Arriving before 1 October 2019

If you can show you have the right to live in the UK, you can visit New Zealand for up to six months without a visa.


To read more about this, please visit this website: https://www.airnzagent.co.uk/new-zealand