We recommend regularly checking the most up to date entry requirements and local guidance through the FCDO website: gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Whilst we are happy to provide our customers with advice, it is important to note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of and comply with the entry requirements applicable to your holiday destination.
To Enter New Zealand, You Must Hold:
1) A valid passport
A valid ten-year British passport is required for all holidays, valid for a minimum of six months after your return date to the UK. If you are not currently in possession of a valid passport please make sure you leave plenty of time before your holiday to apply for this document. Our recommendation is that you should apply at least three months before your holiday.
2) Hold a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority
The NZeTA costs NZD $17 if applying via the dedicated mobile app, or NZD $23 if completed online via the Immigration NZ website nzeta.immigration.govt.nz. You will also need to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZD $35 when you apply. The New Zealand immigration authorities recommend that applicants allow up to 72 hours for processing.
3) Complete the New Zealand Traveller Declaration form.
ALL travellers are required to complete a New Zealand Traveller Declaration. The New Zealand Traveller Declaration collects travel, customs, immigration and biosecurity information and it aims to improve the safety and security of New Zealand. Complete the form via this link: travellerdeclaration.govt.nz and for further detail please see New Zealand Traveller Declaration factsheet.
At the time of writing, there are no longer any Covid restrictions in place for travel to New Zealand; however, we strongly suggest you take proof of your Covid-19 vaccination status with you when you travel, either digitally on your smart phone or tablet, or as a printed copy of your Covid pass.
New Zealand has very strict bio-security regulations. It is illegal to import most foodstuffs (meat and meat products, honey, fruit, dairy produce) and strict penalties are handed out to those breaking these rules. If in doubt, declare items to a Ministry of Agriculture official or dump them in one of the bins available at the airport. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in a severe fine.
Please keep up to date with any updates by checking the FCO website here: gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/new-zealand