Customs requirements

Customs signage
Customs protecting the New Zealand border

The New Zealand Customs Service (external link) is the government agency with the job of protecting the New Zealand border. It has specific responsibilities for ensuring that all goods and persons entering and exiting New Zealand do so in accordance with New Zealand laws and regulations.

The New Zealand Customs Service (external link) website provides information on:

Biosecurity at the border

Biosecurity protecting our environment
Biosecurity protecting our environment

The Ministry for Primary Industries (external link) is charged with leadership of the New Zealand biosecurity system. It encompasses facilitating international trade, protecting the health of New Zealanders and ensuring the welfare of our environment, flora and fauna, marine life and Maori resources.

The Arriving in NZ (external link) section of the Ministry for Primary Industries New Zealand website includes information on:

Taking prescription medication into New Zealand

Information on bringing medicines, including controlled drugs, into New Zealand: