Urgent Travel Alert for New Zealand International Travelers

AAACT 9/25/2019

AAA World Article

Effective 01 October 2019, please be advised that NZeta (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) will be mandatory to some visitors and transit passengers travelling to New Zealand. Kindly see below for further information.

1. If you are passing through Auckland International Airport, you must obtain NZeta. The following countries are allowed to apply for NZeta in lieu of transit visa:

Bahamas Bermuda
Colombia Costa Rica
Federated States of Micronesia Kiribati
Indonesia Panama
Palau Peru
Paraguay Solomon Island
Republic of Marshall Islands Tuvalu
Samoa Bolivia
Tonga Ecuador
Venezuela Nauru
Papua New Guinea Thailand
Philippines Vanatua

2. For passport holders of the following countries and territories, manual application of visa is no longer required but must obtain NZeta before they travel:

Andorra Malaysia Israel
Argentina Malta Italy
Austria Mauritius Japan
Bahrain Mexico South Korea
Belgium Monaco Kuwait
Brazil Netherlands Latvia (citizens only)
Brunei Norway Liechtenstein
Bulgaria Oman Lithuania (citizens only)
Canada Poland Luxembourg
Chile Portugal (if you have the right to live permanently in Portugal) Slovak Republic
Croatia Qatar Slovenia
Cyprus Romania Spain
Czech Republic San Marino Sweden
Denmark Saudi Arabia Switzerland
Estonia (citizens only) Seychelles Taiwan (if you are a permanent resident)
Finland Singapore United Arab Emirates
France Hong Kong (residents with HKSAR or British National-Overseas passport only) United Kingdom (if you have the right to reside permanently in the United Kingdom)
Germany Hungary United States of America (including USA)
Greece Iceland Uruguay
Macau (only if you have a Macau Special Administrative Region Passport) Ireland Vatican City

3. For those who are not mentioned above, you must apply for a visit or transit visa directly at a New Zealand Embassy or representative.

For more information, please visit the link: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/nzeta

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