From 2021 NZ Passport holders will require ETIAS Visa waiver for Europe


    From 2021 New Zealand passport holders will require an ETIAS visa waiver for the 26 Schengen member states/countries in Europe. There is no start date yet for this requirement.

    A bit like the ESTA visa waiver we need for the USA, NZ passport holders will need to apply online prior to travel and pay a fee (they haven’t specified the fee yet).

    The visa waiver will be valid for 3 years and will allow unlimited entries into the Schengen zone for stays of up to 90 days within any 180-day period. Not all European countries are part of Schengen.

    More details to follow when we have them