ETA mandatory for travel to NZ from 1 October
Travellers to New Zealand will need to hold an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) before travelling here from 1 October 2019.
Imnmigration New Zealand says travellers will be able to request an ETA from July 2019, and it will be mandatory for travel from 1 October.
This applies to all air travellers from 60 visa waiver countries, and all cruise travellers.
An ETA will last up to 2 years and cost NZ$9.00 for mobile application requests and NZ$12.00 for web browser requests.
Passengers from a visa waiver country or a transit visa waiver country, who are transiting through New Zealand, are also required to hold an ETA from 1 October 2019, even if New Zealand is not their final destination.
- crew and passengers on a non-cruise vessel;
- crew on a foreign ship carrying cargo;
- guests of the government;
- people travelling under The Antarctic Treaty;
- members of a visiting force and associated crew members.
International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy
This will be introduced alongside the ETA. It will cost NZ$35.00. Once paid, the IVL will last as long as the ETA is valid.
Last updated on the 16th September 2019