Hassle free travel

Having the right passport and visa organised is the key to a trouble-free entry for delegates into New Zealand - APPLY EARLY! 

New Zealand's immigration requirements

We enjoy welcoming visitors to New Zealand and we'd like to think that when you come here that you have an experience to remember-but for the right reasons. So if you're coming to New Zealand, it's a good idea to make sure you have everything ready.

When you arrive in New Zealand, you'll need to be carrying a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date. Many people will qualify for visa-free entry, but depending on your country of origin, some will need to apply for a visa before they travel.

Do you need a visa or permit?

Before you book your travel to New Zealand - please check these links carefully and allow at least 6 weeks to ensure your application is processed in time for your departure date.

Note: You may not be allowed to board your flight to New Zealand if you do not have a valid passport, the right visa or NZeTA. This includes visitors from Australia.

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa

Visa Waiver Visitor Visa

People from visa waiver countries can visit New Zealand for short periods without first applying for a visa but, from 1 October 2019, you must hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).   Check here to see visa waiver countries:

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/general-information/visa-waiver-countries

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/visa-waiver

NZ Covid Response - International Travel Requirements

Travellers and crew do not need pre-departure tests or proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter New Zealand. Please check with your airline or cruise provider as they may still require proof of vaccination.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms when you arrive in New Zealand by air, we encourage you to take a rapid antigen test (RAT).

You can get free RATs at the airport, please take some.

Please report a positive test result by calling:

  • 0800 432 010 — if you are calling from a New Zealand phone number
  • +64 9 954 6118 — if you are using an international SIM card. Check with your phone provider as there may be charges.

For updated Covid-19 travel guidelines please visit the NZ Covid response page below:

COVID-19 and travelling in New Zealand