16th August 2019
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.
- 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 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
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.