New Zealand to Implement NZeTA from October 1, 2019

From October 1, 2019, travelers from North America and other nations, will require a NZeTA or New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority to enter New Zealand.

A NZeTA will be available to get online from sometime in late July at NZeTA.

The NZeTA will cost NZ$ 9 if acquired on the free app or NZ$ 12 if acquired on their website. The pricing is per person / passport.

New Zealand is also implementing a new International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) effective from the same date and can be acquired at the same time you are applying for your NZeTA.

The cost of the IVL will be NZ$ 35 per person. Travel Specialists that offer New Zealand itineraries should go to the NZeTA website and sign up for the notification e-mails for these new requirements.

Do not acquire these new required documents at the last minute as the website warns you that the process can take up to 72-hours, though usually take around 10-minutes. As this is a new program, best to acquire the NZeTA and the IVL well in advance to avoid any challenges with the new process and website.

Australia also requires an Australian Electronic Travel Authority (eTA) and has done so for many years.

If you have any questions on travel to Australia, New Zealand, or the South Pacific Islands please send me an e-mail.