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New Zealand Traveller Declaration Programme

New Zealand is modernising its border

From mid-2023, travellers will be able to complete their arrival declaration online using the New Zealand Traveller Declaration system.

The plan

The New Zealand Traveller Declaration system will replace the paper Passenger Arrival Card.   

Travellers will be able to complete all their Customs, Immigration, and Biosecurity declarations online, as well as provide any health risk information that might be required.

The New Zealand Traveller Declaration system will help make it easier for travellers to comply with the rules that are in place with different border agencies. It will also help travellers move through our airports and improve the safety and security of New Zealand.  

Who is working on the system

Customs is working alongside other government agencies such as the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Immigration New Zealand), the Ministry for Primary Industries (Biosecurity New Zealand), Te Whatu Ora, and the Ministry of Transport.

We will listen to travellers and work with our partners to develop the system, as new features are tested.

New Zealand Traveller Declaration information releases