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Kea (Nestor notabilis), Welligton Zoo (New Zealand) - © Wellington Zoo Trust


Before you travel to New Zealand

Get organised before you travel to make your arrival into New Zealand as easy as possible.

Welcome to the preliminary travel guide for attendees of our upcoming event in New Zealand!

This section provides essential information to help ensure your entry into New Zealand is smooth and is compliant with local immigration laws. It’s crucial to prepare well in advance to meet all entry requirements, making your visit to New Zealand both enjoyable and hassle-free.

We encourage all participants to regularly check the Immigration New Zealand website for the latest updates on visa requirements and travel advisories. Whether you need a visa or qualify for visa-free entry under the NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) program depends on your nationality and the duration of your stay.

Please review the steps outlined below carefully to determine the necessary travel documents and actions required before your trip. Early preparation is key to avoiding last-minute issues that could impact your travel plans. Remember, getting your visa arrangements in order as soon as possible ensures a smoother journey to our event.

Before you travel


Planning travel to New Zealand

As you prepare for your journey to New Zealand, it’s essential to be well-informed about the necessary preparations and visa requirements to ensure a smooth entry into the country. This will contribute significantly to a positive and memorable experience during your stay.

Please note, the information provided here is for general guidance only. All participants must ensure they meet the specific individual entry requirements applicable to their circumstances. We recommend checking the latest travel advice and visa regulations on the Immigration New Zealand website, to ensure your entry conditions align with your travel plans to New Zealand.


Immigration and Visa Requirements

Before embarking on your journey to New Zealand, ensure that all your travel documents are current and readily available.

Outlined in the link below are the visa requirements, necessary documents, and the application process as dictated by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) authorities. These are crucial for facilitating your entry into the country.

It is imperative that you possess the correct visa or travel authority before checking in for your flight to New Zealand. Failure to have the appropriate documentation may result in you being unable to board your flight, or even being denied entry into New Zealand upon arrival. The responsibility to verify and obtain the correct visa or travel authority lies with you.

For comprehensive and detailed information regarding passports and visas, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website.


Visa Types

The visa type you apply for will depend on your country of residence, as well as your intended length of stay.


Requirements for a Visa Waiver Traveller
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) requires travellers from visa waiver countries or permanent residents of Australia traveling without a visa to obtain an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority). An NZeTA is valid for two years and allows for multiple entries into New Zealand during its validity period.

Travellers who already possess a valid New Zealand visa, or Australian citizens with an Australian passport do not require an NZeTA.

Visa waiver countries