Travelling to New Zealand is easy. For practical information and travel advice before you leave, visit www.newzealand.com/int/travel-guide.
Before travelling to a country, you need to know the basic facts. New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan. With a population of just over 4 million people it is gloriously uncrowded. Learn more about New Zealand here www.newzealand.com/int/facts.
When you arrive, you’ll need to ensure your passport is valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.
You do not need a visa to visit New Zealand if you are:
If you don’t meet the criteria above, then you will need to apply for a Visitor Visa: www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/visitor-visa.
In order to protect New Zealand and its environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry, or must be declared if they are deemed to present a biosecurity risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment. You may risk a fine if you fail to comply.
For more information, visit: www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/arriving-in-new-zealand/items-to-declare.
No vaccinations are required to visit New Zealand.