Border clearance levy

People arriving and departing New Zealand must pay a border clearance levy.

Air travellers and people on private craft must pay:

  • NZ$15.79 arrival levy including GST
  • NZ$2.94 departure levy including GST.

Cruise passengers must pay:

  • NZ$18.10 arrival levy including GST
  • NZ$4.72 departure levy including GST.

These charges are included in your ticket when you book air travel or a cruise. We will send an invoice to private aircraft and yachts.


The Border Clearance Levy performance report for the year to 30 June 2018, including the proposed rates beginning 1 July 2019, is now available.