New Zealand Traveller Declaration

Travellers are no longer required to complete a New Zealand Traveller Declaration to enter New Zealand. New Zealand’s COVID-19 entry requirements were removed on 20 October 2022.

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What is the New Zealand Traveller Declaration?

The New Zealand Traveller Declaration is an online system that air travellers use to complete a declaration before they travel to New Zealand. It supports travellers to be able to follow current border rules and helps protect New Zealand. The system is an important tool that supported the safe reopening of our borders.

What happens to the New Zealand Traveller Declaration now?

Travellers will still need to complete the Passenger Arrival Card, which is handed out onboard your flight to New Zealand. The New Zealand Traveller Declaration will be reintroduced in the middle of 2023 and will replace the paper Passenger Arrival Card.

Customs NZ is working with other border agencies, including the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Biosecurity New Zealand, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Transport, to modernise our border. This will help travellers move through our airports and improve the safety and security of New Zealand.

Next year, we will be getting feedback from travellers and airlines on new features and improvements to the New Zealand Traveller Declaration, as we get ready for it to be reintroduced.    

What you will need to enter New Zealand

Valid passport

Visa or NZeTA

Travel insurance