NZTD: How to complete your New Zealand Traveller Declaration (full version)
Travellers arriving into Aotearoa New Zealand by air need to complete a New Zealand Traveller Declaration.
Children and infants need their own declaration too.
It’s free, takes about 10 minutes, and you can do it on your mobile device or computer.
You can complete your digital declaration within 24 hours of starting your trip to New Zealand.
Go to TravellerDeclaration.govt.nz or download the NZTD app.
Remember, check if you need a visa or NZeTA to enter New Zealand.
Here are the things you need to complete your New Zealand Traveller Declaration:
- flight details
- contact information
- recent travel history
- immigration status including your visa or NZeTA, if you need one
- information about what you are bringing into the country, including what’s in your checked-in luggage and carry-on bags.
Some foods, used outdoor equipment, animal or plant products, can’t be brought into New Zealand. They can carry harmful pests and diseases.
You may need to declare any medicines, tobacco, alcohol, and 10,000 New Zealand dollars cash and over, or equivalent.
If you’re unsure about what you can and can’t bring into New Zealand, check out the online tool.
It’s okay to get someone to help you complete your digital declaration. Or you can fill in a paper declaration form on arrival.
You do not need to fill in a paper form if you have done a digital declaration.
Once you start your digital declaration, you will get an email with a reference number. You can use this to make any changes up until you reach passport control in New Zealand.
You will need to resubmit your declaration if you make any changes to it.
You do not need to print anything out.
When you arrive in New Zealand, follow the signs to passport control.
Your New Zealand Traveller Declaration will automatically be checked when your passport is scanned at the eGate or by a border officer.
If you have completed a paper declaration form, you will need to show that to a border officer.
Your bags may be x-rayed and inspected.
If you haven’t declared a restricted or prohibited item, you may be fined or face prosecution.
Our way of life is dependent on you doing the right thing. Thank you for helping to protect Aotearoa New Zealand.
Go to TravellerDeclaration.govt.nz for more information or to start filling in your declaration.