New Zealand Traveller Declaration

Travellers are not currently required to complete a New Zealand Traveller Declaration.

Travellers arriving at selected New Zealand international airports will be able to complete an online declaration from July 2023.

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What is the New Zealand Traveller Declaration?

The New Zealand Traveller Declaration is an online system that travellers will be able to use to complete a declaration before they travel to New Zealand. Travellers will be asked questions about customs, immigration, biosecurity, and health risk assessments as required.

When can I complete a declaration online?

Travellers currently need to fill in a paper Passenger Arrival Card, which is handed out onboard your flight to New Zealand. From July 2023, travellers arriving at selected international airports in New Zealand will be able to complete an online declaration.

  • Travellers arriving into Christchurch airport or Wellington airport will be able to complete an online declaration from the week starting 10 July 2023.
  • Travellers arriving into Queenstown airport will be able to complete an online declaration from mid to late July.
  • Travellers arriving into Auckland airport will be able to complete an online declaration later in August 2023.

The Passenger Arrival Card will continue to be accepted for a period of time after the NZTD is introduced.

Customs New Zealand are working with other border agencies, including the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the Ministry for Primary Industries, and the Ministry of Health, to modernise our border. This will help travellers move through our ports and improve the safety and security of New Zealand.