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Travel and visa information

Visas & entry requirements

We enjoy welcoming visitors to New Zealand. Having a valid passport and the right visa is key to a trouble-free entry into the country. Your passport has to be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.

You do not need a visa to visit New Zealand if you are:

  • A New Zealand citizen travelling on a New Zealand passport or on a foreign passport that has a New Zealand citizen endorsement
  • An Australian citizen travelling on an Australian passport
  • A foreign passport holder with a valid visa for New Zealand - including a Permanent Resident visa

If you plan to visit New Zealand for a short period, you need to request a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) before you travel if you are:

If you don't meet the above, then you'll need a visitor visa. The fastest and easiest way to apply for a visitor visa is online.

Be sure you request your NZeTA, or apply for your visitor visa well in advance of your travel to avoid delays.

If you have a biometric ordinary passport (or electronic passport) and are over 12 years old, you may be able to use New Zealand Customs eGate service. This allows you to complete your Customs and Immigration checks faster so you can get on with enjoying your visit to New Zealand.

Upon arrival in New Zealand

Once you have checked your eligibility for travel, you will need to complete a New Zealand Traveller Declaration.

Travellers arriving into New Zealand international airports now have the option to complete a digital declaration instead of a paper arrival declaration. This can be completed 24 hours before you start you start your trip to New Zealand. It needs to be completed by the time you reach passport control in New Zealand.

Your digital declaration is linked to your passport and is checked when you arrive at the eGate or by a border officer. There is no QR code issues and you don't need to print anything out.

Essential New Zealand information

Understand what to expect from New Zealand's weather, currency and immigration requirements. Planning out the nitty gritty details of your trip in advance can help you ensure your trip to New Zealand goes without a hitch.


Flights are available from many international destinations.

The summit is being held in Rotorua, New Zealand with the closest international airport being Auckland International Airport (AKL).

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Getting to Rotorua

By air
Air New Zealand services domestic flights from Auckland Domestic Airport to Rotorua daily, click here for more information on their schedule. The flight time is 45 minutes.

By bus
InterCity bus travels from Auckland International Airport to Rotorua daily, click here for more information on their schedule. Travel time is approximately 5 hours.

By car
Drive time from Auckland Airport to Rotorua is approximately 3 hours, there are plenty of hire car options located at the airport.