Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is the government agency responsible for establishing New Zealand immigration policies.

2019 measles outbreak information

There is currently an outbreak of measles in New Zealand. The outbreak is pre-dominantly in the Auckland region.

The New Zealand Ministry of Health strongly recommends ensuring that people intending to travel to New Zealand are fully immunised for measles, and if additional vaccination is required it should be administered at least two weeks before arriving in New Zealand.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Health website (external link).

New travel rules for New Zealand

The New Zealand Government has introduced a new travel requirement for some visitors and transit passengers. It’s called the NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) and travellers need to request theirs via the official mobile app or website. Approval can take up to 72 hours, so get yours before you go.

The NZeTA is required for travel from 1 October 2019.

Visit (external link) to find out if you need one.



In general, you will need a visa if you wish to: