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New Entry Requirements for Visitors to New Zealand – NZeTA

New Entry Requirements for Visitors to New Zealand - NZeTA

Cruising Milford Sound in New Zealand’s fabulous Fiordland. Image: Rob Suisted.

From 1 October 2019, there are new entry requirements for visitors to New Zealand. All international visitors to New Zealand, Including cruise ship passengers, passengers transiting in New Zealand and citizens of visa waiver countries – including US, Canada, UK and all member countries of the European Union. Excluding NZ and Australian citizens, will require a visa for travel.

Visitors must obtain their visa before travel, and are advised to do so at least 72 hours before commencement of travel.  The Electronic Travel Authority can be applied for online and will be digitally linked to the traveller’s passport with a validity of up to 2 years (or until the passport expires).

All visitors to New Zealand must also ensure that their passport is valid for at least 3 months after their intended departure date from New Zealand.

The new entry requirements for visitors to New Zealand are being introduced to improve the traveller experience at immigration for a smoother and faster entry into New Zealand on arrival into the country.

Read on for more information about entry requirements to New Zealand and the new New Zealand electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA).

Click through for further important information, New Zealand travel tips and useful things to know before you go.

Visit the FAQ section of the Southern Crossings website for further information on international visitor entry requirements to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, as well as other essential travel information including climate, packing tips, health information, currencies, communications, travel insurance, public holidays, time differences and more.

Useful links for further information on travel restrictions and entry requirements for visitors to New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and French Polynesia (Tahiti)

Domestic travel restrictions within Australia: (Tourism Australia with internal links to individual Australian States)

International travel restrictions – Australia (Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs)

International travel restrictions – New Zealand (New Zealand Immigration)

International travel restrictions – Fiji  (Fiji Department of Immigration)

International travel restrictions – French Polynesia (Tahiti Tourism)