COVID-19 update 26 March: Temporary entry restrictions remain in place at the NZ border – for more information please refer to either the Immigration NZ website or the Ministry of Health website. The border is open ONLY to NZ citizens and residents, Realm countries, Australian citizens and permanent residents ordinarily resident in NZ, airline and marine crew. More Customs’ information in relation to COVID-19 is available on this website. For more information about the NZ Government’s COVID-19 response, please refer to the official COVID-19 website.
The New Zealand Customs Service protects and promotes New Zealand through world class border management.
We provide border services that protect New Zealand and advance our economy.
We promote New Zealand’s international trade, collect Crown revenue, and enforce the law by identifying and seizing prohibited imports and exports.
We also make sure that lawful travellers and items can move across our border as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Our Māori name – Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa – translates as “the authority that screens and protects New Zealand”.