New Zealand Adds ETA Requirement For Visitors

From 01 October 2019, New Zealand will require an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) for visitors from Visa Waiver Countries (this includes countries like Malaysia and Singapore) as well as an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy.

The ETA will improve the way travellers are assessed before they arrive in New Zealand and help reduce the time needed for border clearance and strengthen border security.

Who will need an ETA for New Zealand?

An ETA will be required for those visitors from a visa waiver country, those travelling through New Zealand from a transit visa waiver country, cruise ship passenger and permanent residents of Australia.

When do you need to request a New Zealand ETA?

An ETA should be requested well in advance, as it can take up to 72 hours for approval. If you do not hold a valid ETA when you check-in for your flight, you will not be allowed to board.

How much does a New Zealand ETA cost?

The ETA can be applied through the New Zealand Immigration website or app which will be available start in July 2019, so you cannot apply yet. The price of the ETA differs depending on which where it is applied.

  • NZD9 for applications through the mobile app
  • NZD12 for applications through the website

The ETA will be valid for multiple entries and up to two years.

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