New Zealand Entry Requirements

New Zealand will welcome fully vaccinated US travelers with an approved vaccine from May 2022.

  • Travel Declaration
    You must complete the online New Zealand Travel Declaration before you depart for New Zealand. Please visit Nau Mai RÄ for more information.
  • Proof of vaccination
    All international travelers must meet vaccination requirements, including having your last dose at least 14 days before you depart for New Zealand.
  • Arrival in New Zealand
    You will be given 3 rapid antigen tests upon arrival in New Zealand. You must test on the day you arrive in New Zealand, and on Day 5 or 6 of your trip. The remaining test is a spare. Children under 6 months do not need to self-test on arrival. You must report both of your test results, whether you test negative or positive. You will receive an email from the New Zealand Ministry of Health after you complete your traveller declaration.

Note: As of 12:01 AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.

Please visit CDC’s website to read the most up-to-date entry requirements which are subject to change.


New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)

Visitors to New Zealand require an Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) to travel to New Zealand & pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy. The NZeTA does not replace the Visa Waiver Program, and a visa will still be granted upon arrival in New Zealand; please ensure you have at least six months validity on your passport at the time of travel. - US passport holders can apply for an NZeTA using the NZeTA app. For full details click here

You can download the NZeTA app for free from the Apple Store (Apple) or or Google Play store (Android).

If transiting New Zealand

Visitors transiting through New Zealand en-route to another country require a valid passport and Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) to travel to New Zealand. Please ensure you have at least six months validity on your passport at the time of travel.

US passport holders can apply for an NZeTA using the NZeTA app. You can download the NZeTA app (see above).

 

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