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New travel requirements for passengers travelling to New Zealand

Latest update: 06 Aug 2019 16:30 HKT (GMT+8)

Effective from Tuesday, 1 October 2019, some travellers are required to hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before they leave for New Zealand. The NZeTA is a new border security measure being introduced by the New Zealand Government. The NZeTA does not replace a visa; travellers must still meet all existing entry requirements.

To ensure that travellers can proceed through all airport checkpoints, we advise passengers to plan accordingly and request a NZeTA well in advance of your trip to New Zealand, as it can take up to 72 hours for an NZeTA request to be processed.

Please note that travellers from visa waiver or transit visa waiver countries who are in transit through New Zealand are required to hold an NZeTA from 1 October 2019, even if New Zealand is not their final destination.

To view the full list of eligible countries of passport holders who do not need an NZeTA, to request your NZeTA and check timeframes and costs, please visit