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Visas and travel

Find out about travelling to New Zealand — what happens at the border, visa requirements, biosecurity and customs rules.

Borders and visas

Immigration New Zealand have up-to-date information for people who:

  • want to enter NZ
  • are in NZ 
  • study in NZ
  • want to start a business or invest in NZ
  • are NZ employers.

New Zealand-visas — Immigration NZ

Arriving in New Zealand — what happens at the border

Biosecurity and customs rules

Find out what you can and cannot bring into New Zealand.

Bringing things into New Zealand

Travelling to NZ by air

Travellers flying into New Zealand’s international airports have the option to complete a digital arrival declaration or a paper arrival card.

New Zealand’s international airports are in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown.

The digital arrival declaration can be completed within 24 hours of starting your trip to New Zealand. Do your declaration online or on the app — using your mobile phone or computer.

New Zealand Traveller Declaration — digital declaration

The paper Passenger Arrival Cards will still be available for travellers who cannot complete it online or prefer the paper version. The paper cards will be handed out on-board your flight to New Zealand.

COVID-19 declaration not required

Travellers entering New Zealand no longer need to complete a COVID-19 declaration.

New Zealand’s COVID-19 entry requirements ended on 20 October 2022.

What to do if you have or get COVID-19 when you’re in NZ

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