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On Feb 25, 2019, the govt of New Zealand presented details for the new electronic Travel Authority (eTA). Before visiting New Zealand, travelers are mandated to carry an eTA which can be obtained on-line. Some travelers also will need to pay the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). Once paid, the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) will be effective for as long as the eTA is valid.

Starting on October first, 2019, all air travelers from sixty visa waiver countries, and every cruise traveler will need to hold an eTA before entering New Zealand. All airline crew and cruise line crew must hold a Crew eTA before traveling to New Zealand. A Crew eTA can last up to five years. Passengers from a visa waiver country or a transit visa waiver country, transiting through New Zealand, are required to carry an eTA, even though New Zealand isn’t their final destination.

Please note the following applicable exemptions to the New Zealand eTA:

  • Australian Citizens are exempt from the eTA requirement. However, Australian Permanent Residents are required to hold an eTA but will not be required to pay for an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL).
  • Crew and Passengers on A Non-Cruise Vessel
  • Crew on A Foreign Ship Carrying Cargo
  • Guests of The Government
  • People Travelling Under the Antarctic Treaty
  • Members of A Visiting Force And Associated Crew Members.
  • New Zealand Citizens (traveling with their New Zealand passports) and New Zealand Resident & Temporary visa holders, will continue to be able to enter New Zealand without an ETA.

An eTA that is valid, will allow you to visit Zealand on multiple occasions for up to 90 days at a time.

When you submit your New Zealand eTA application through our website, we submit it to the New Zealand Government electronically. Once the process is completed, you will receive your New Zealand eTA by email.