16 November 2023 at 11:00 am

New Zealand Passenger Arrival Cards to be phased out

Customs New Zealand | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa has announced that Passenger Arrival Cards will be phased out, to be replaced by New Zealand Traveller Declaration | Whakapuakanga Tangata Haere ki Aotearoa cards by early 2024. There will be a transition period between 1 December 2023 and 31 March 2024, during which both Passenger Arrival Cards and New Zealand Traveller Declaration (NZTD) cards will be accepted. However, after 31 March 2024, only NZTD cards will be in circulation. These will be available through the NZTD mobile app or website. Paper forms will continue to be available for travellers who cannot complete the form online and will be accepted as a paper-based version of the digital NZTD at the air border. Passengers travelling by sea are not currently required to complete a digital declaration.  

For more information on the traveller declaration process, please visit this page here - About | New Zealand Traveller Declaration.

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