Travelers arriving into all New Zealand international airports now have the option to complete a digital declaration instead of a paper arrival card, before travelling to New Zealand. This is not mandatory, you can still complete the paper form on arrival, but it will in time become mandatory so it’s a good idea to become familiar with the process. You can find the form here
What you need to know:
It is free.
It takes about 10 minutes.
You can do it on the NZTD app or online form, using your phone or computer.
You can complete it up to 24 hours before starting your trip to New Zealand.
Someone you trust can help you complete it or do it on your behalf (with your permission).
A declaration needs to be completed for each traveller, including babies and children.
Your digital declaration is linked to your passport and is checked when you arrive (at eGate or by border officer). There is no QR code issued and you don’t need to print anything out.
There is a paper declaration form available, for travellers who cannot complete it online.
To complete the form you will need:
- Information about what you’re bringing into New Zealand
- Contact details in New Zealand
- Flight details
- Visa or NZeTA, if you need one
- Passport details
- Travel history from the last 30 days