New Zealand to implement Electronic Travel Authority

23 Sep 2019

From 1 October 2019, all air travellers from 60 visa waiver countries, and all cruise travellers, will need to hold an ETA before travelling to New Zealand. An ETA will last up to 2 years and cost NZD $9.00 for mobile application requests and NZD $12.00 for web browser requests.

  • Australian citizens travelling on an Australian passport are exempt. However Australian permanent residents will need to apply for an NZeTA. 
  • Visitors will need to receive approval from NZeTA at least 72 hours prior to check-in for a flight to New Zealand or connecting through New Zealand.
  • An NZeTA will be required even if the passenger is connecting through New Zealand to another country.
  • Visitors may also be required to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). However Australian citizens travelling on an Australian passport are also exempt from this. 

For more information, please refer to New Zealand Immigration.