- In 2019 travelers will be able to request a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (eTA). This eTA will become mandatory for travel from October 1, 2019.
- Travelers must have their passport with at least 6 months of validity from the date of arrival and have at least one (1) page available for stamping.
- The Tourist Electronic Travel Authority (Tourist eTA) allows applicants multiple entries into New Zealand, beginning on the start date of the visa. Tourist eTA holders are allowed a maximum stay of 90 days Per Entry.
- All air travelers from the 60 countries that could previously enter the country with a visa waiver, as well as all cruise travelers, will need to hold a Tourist eTA before traveling to New Zealand.
- Possession of a New Zealand Tourist eTA does not provide automatic right of entry for the holder into the country. An immigration officer at any port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if s/he considers that such a person is unable to fulfill the immigration requirements or that such person’s presence in New Zealand would be contrary to national interests or security.