Requirements for a New Zealand tourist eTA
As of October 1, 2019, some visitors and transit passengers must have an electronic travel authorization and pay an international visitor and city protection tax before traveling to New Zealand.
NZeTA and IVL for visa waiver travelers
Before traveling to New Zealand, check if you need a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). You may also have to pay an international tax for the protection of visitors and tourism (IVL).
The NZeTA is to:
The IVL is a way for travelers to contribute directly to the tourism infrastructure they use and to the protection and improvement of the natural environment they will enjoy during their stay in New Zealand.
Who needs an NZeTA
You must apply for NZeTA before traveling to New Zealand if you:
Who doesn't need an NZeTA
You do not need NZeTA to travel to New Zealand if you:
Australian citizens are exempt from New Zealand ETA, they do not need an NZeTA if they are traveling on a New Zealand or Australian passport.
The following persons are also not authorized to apply for an eTA to travel to New Zealand:
When should an NZeTA be requested?
Ask for your NZeTA at least a week before your trip. Approval of your NZeTA can take up to 72 hours. If you do not have NZeTA at check-in for your flight or cruise, you will not be able to board.
If we cannot process your NZeTA in time or if it has been denied by New Zealand authorities you will not be able to board.