New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority from 1 October 2019

From 1 October 2019, visitors and transit passengers from the Netherlands must have an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before travelling to New Zealand.

What is the NZeTA?

The NZeTA is a new border security measure being introduced by the New Zealand Government on 1 October 2019. Some travellers who are eligible to travel to New Zealand without a visa will now be required to hold an NZeTA before their travel to New Zealand. This is applicable for travellers from the Netherlands.

The NZeTA is not a visa and does not guarantee entry to New Zealand. On arrival in New Zealand, travellers must still meet all existing entry requirements, such as holding an onward travel ticket, being a bona fide visitor and being in good health.

Who needs an NZeTA?

You are required to hold an NZeTA before travelling to New Zealand if you are:

  • Travelling on a passport from a visa waiver country
  • An Australian permanent resident
  • A cruise ship passenger, regardless of nationality

Do travellers from the Netherlands need an NZeTA?

Yes, the Netherlands is a visa waiver country and therefore visitors and transit passengers from the Netherlands require an NZeTA before they travel to New Zealand.

Who does not need an NZeTA?

New Zealand and Australian passport holders and travellers who hold a valid New Zealand visa do not need an NZeTA.

International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy

The International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) is a way for the traveller to contribute directly to the tourism infrastructure they use and help protect the natural environment the traveller enjoys during their stay in New Zealand. Most visitors also need to pay the IVL which is payable at the same time you request your NZeTA.

What do the NZeTA and IVL cost?

  • NZ$9 for NZeTA requests via the mobile app
  • NZ$12 for NZeTA requests via the website form
  • The IVL costs NZ$35 for each person travelling to New Zealand and is charged in the same transaction as the NZeTA.

Where to go for more information?

To learn more about the NZeTA and information on how to apply for the NZeTA click here