New Zealand Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary

Customs, Currency & Airport tax

All about New Zealand
Capital city: Wellington
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Local time: GMT + 12
Telephone code: + 64
Bank: Closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Customs Rules

Import regulations:

Free import: 1. tobacco products (passengers of 18 years or older): 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of cigars or 50 grams of tobacco or a combinatio... More information

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Concealable firearms such as revolvers and automatic pistols are prohibited. A permit for all other firearms/air guns must be applied for online pr... More information

Additional Information on regulations:

The following items are restricted entry to New Zealand or require inspection and possible treatment on arrival:1. food of any kind (raw or pr... More information

Export regulations:

Prohibited: Greenstone, Maori antiquities, Paua shells (except articles manufactured from such shells).... More information

Crew members customs regulations:

If arriving as: 1. operating crew, the same regulations as for passengers apply, except that the max. allowance is NZD 50.-;2. passengers... More information


Cats and dogs: must be filled with an identification microchip. A minimum of 72 hours notice is required by the MAF Biosecurity Ne... More information

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first port of entry in New Zealand.Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outsi... More information

Airport Embarkation Tax

An International Passenger Charge is levied on passengers embarking for desti... More information

Currency regulations

Currency Import regulations: Local currency (New Zealand Dollar-NZD) and for... More information

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.