New Zealand

Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Find more details on official websites.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in New Zealand?

+8,511 New COVID cases in New Zealand
+14 New COVID deaths in New Zealand
80.02% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 1 November 2021

Basic facts about New Zealand

New Zealand is a medium-sized country located in Oceania. The capital of New Zealand is Wellington and the most spoken language is English. The national currency in New Zealand is New Zealand dollar (NZD).

What taxi apps are available in New Zealand?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in New Zealand.

Uber is available in 11 cities of New Zealand. Bolt is not available in New Zealand.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate.

Practical information

New Zealand dollar (NZD)Official currency
1 EUR~1.65 NZD
1 USD~1.56 NZD

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in New Zealand?

There is one common plug type used in New Zealand:

Type I 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter New Zealand?

Currently, citizens of 62 countries can enter New Zealand without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter New Zealand?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter New Zealand.

Data last reviewed on: 1 November 2021

Is it safe in New Zealand?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On May 9, 2022, the risk level for New Zealand was changed to Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions.

Emergency phones in New Zealand

111 Police
111 Ambulance
111 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to New Zealand?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

You have to be 17 years or older to claim the alcohol and tobacco concessions.


  • 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of cigars or tobacco products or
  • 50 grams of a mixture of all three


  • 4.5 litres of wine or beer
  • 3 bottles (or other containers) of spirits or liqueur (each bottle or container can hold a maximum of 1.125 litres).

Data last reviewed on: 1 November 2021

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