New Zealand will soon be introducing a brand new, digital system for all incoming travellers. Travellers coming by air and sea can look forward to using this “New Zealand Traveller Declaration”, which was first tested out last year when our borders reopened - it furnished visitors with important information regarding Covid-19 safety protocols.
Customs is taking off with a plan to revolutionize how travellers access New Zealand. By June 30, 2023 the NZ Traveller Declaration system will be replaced by an innovative online platform that promises improved ease and efficiency of travel entry into New Zealand.
Last year, globetrotters first tasted the New Zealand Traveller Declaration. Travellers were able to save or print a QR code known as the NZT Pass and present the same to border officials. The latest update to the travel pass will ask people to provide a comprehensive range of customs and biosecurity information as well as possible health risk assessments.
Before take off, travellers are to fill out the form securely online using their device. However, customs is working to make sure passengers can access wi-fi while they are already travelling.
To ensure a smooth entry experience into New Zealand, travelers will be provided with alternative methods to submit their declarations upon arrival if they are unable to do so through digital means.