Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New Zealand reveals cost of new tourist ETA

UK visitors to New Zealand will soon need to pay for a visa waiver.

The New Zealand government has announced its new tourism entry approval process, known as the Electronic Travel Authority, will come into effect from October 1.

Travellers from over 60 visa waiver countries, including the UK, will need an ETA and tourists can apply for one from July 1.

An ETA will cost NZ $9 (£4.50) via an app, or NZ $12 (£6) through an online application and will last up to two years.

Passengers transiting through New Zealand will also need an ETA.

The ETA is in addition to New Zealand's International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL), which costs NZ $35 (£18).

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  • There ia a choice

    How about flying to China or Russia ? visas in excess of £200 , I know where I would prefer

    By barry keating, Wednesday, March 27, 2019

  • A very good way...

    ...of raising a significant amount of extra revenue by fleecing travellers. £24 pounds from each visitor for little more work than stamping a passport is quite a good deal for the country.

    By Richard English, Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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