Travelling to New Zealand  

New Zealand’s borders are open. Find out what you need to do when travelling to New Zealand.  

About travelling to New Zealand 

To travel to New Zealand, you need to meet several requirements.  

The steps below explain what evidence you need to provide to enter New Zealand. 

You no longer need a pre-departure test to travel to New Zealand. You also do not need to be vaccinated, or test on arrival in New Zealand. 

Settings can change quickly – Immigration New Zealand will provide the latest information.  

Travelling to New Zealand | Immigration New Zealand 

1. Check that you can come to New Zealand 

To travel to New Zealand, you must meet all Immigration requirements. 

Before travelling, make sure your passport is valid. You may also need to apply for a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). 

Check if you are eligible to travel to New Zealand | immigration.govt.nz 

Apply for an NZeTA | immigration.govt.nz 

2. Book your travel  

Book your travel to New Zealand.  

Check the carrier’s policy about vaccination, cancellations and refunds in case your plans need to change.  

You should also consider purchasing travel insurance in case your travel plans are affected. You should also consider booking suitable accommodation for self-isolation, should that be required.  

3. Start the traveller declaration 

All travellers must complete the New Zealand Traveller Declaration before travelling to New Zealand. On completion, you will be issued with a Traveller Pass.  

Start your declaration as soon as possible. You can start it 28 days before you travel. 

Start your traveller declaration 

Traveller declaration factsheet 

4. Complete the traveller declaration 

To complete your traveller declaration, you need to provide: 

  • passport details 
  • travel information 
  • travel history for the past 14 days  
  • contact details in New Zealand 
  • emergency contact details 

Double check the details you have entered into the traveller declaration to ensure they match your official documentation.  

You need to show your Traveller Pass when you check-in at the airport, and to Customs in New Zealand. It can be printed or saved on your mobile device. You should still carry all the relevant paperwork with you that you’ve uploaded to the New Zealand Traveller Declaration. 

Guide to uploading your documentation 

5. At the airport 

If applicable, you will need your: 

  • passport 
  • visa – if required 
  • ticket for your travel 
  • completed Traveller Declaration

6. Arriving in New Zealand 

Customs will verify your travel history, Traveller Declaration, and any other entry requirements. Expect some delays as you transit through the airport. 

At Biosecurity, Welcome packs are available for collection at Biosecurity. Your welcome pack includes: 

  • rapid antigen test (RAT) kits 
  • a guide to testing and uploading your results. 

We recommend you complete your tests and upload your results. 

Testing requirements after arriving in New Zealand 

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