You'll need to pre arrange a travel visa for New Zealand if your home county isn't on the visa waiver list.
You’ll need to pre arrange a travel visa for New Zealand, if your home county isn’t on the visa waiver list. In most cases you’ll also need the new ETA for New Zealand.

Your responsibilities for travel visas to New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Tahiti and the Cook Islands

Please be aware that you are responsible to ensure your passport and visa requirements are valid for travel to all countries.

See below for information on Travel Visa Requirements for New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Tahiti and the Cook Islands. There are also links on where to find additional details.

South Pacific travel visa requirements

  • All visitors to New Zealand must carry a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond the date you intend to leave the country.
  • From 1 October 2019, some visitors and transit passengers must have an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) and pay an IVL (International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy) before travelling to NZ. Please visit the ETA new requirements page to assess your status. Additionally you can also download the NZeTA app from either the Apple Store or Google Play.
  • Most visitors who intend to stay for less than three months do not require a visa. If you want to stay longer than three months, or your country of origin does not have a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand, then you will need to apply for a Visitor’s Visa. Check here for the list of countries with a visa waiver agreement.
  • If you require further visa information please look at the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Embassy website for your respective country.
  • If your itinerary includes Australia you will need an Australian ETA (Electronic Travel Authority), dependent of which country you’re originating from. Further information on Australian visas can be found here.
  • If your itinerary includes any of the Pacific Islands you can find visa information via the following links, FijiTahitiCook Islands.

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Kay Campbell

Originally from the UK, I now call New Zealand my home, relocating 15 years ago with my husband and two children. I have been with Luxury Adventures for 15 years. When not planning perfect vacations and honeymoons for our clients, I enjoy running and recently completed the Queenstown marathon, along with reading, walking in the bush and on the beach with my two dogs and finding new favourite places in New Zealand.

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