In the middle of 2023, New Zealand’s Government will replace the paper Passenger Arrival Card with a new Traveller Declaration. The decision to replace Travel Declaration is part of their dedication to streamlining all procedures at airports and other entry points into New Zealand for travellers.
Customs NZ collaborates with other border enforcement agencies, like Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Biosecurity New Zealand, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Transport, to create a state of art border for our country. This move will help travellers move through NZ airports and improve the safety and security of New Zealand.
The new form will give travellers more flexibility, allowing them to arrive in New Zealand faster and more easily. Moreover, the information on the declaration will provide authorities with better data on who is entering the country, helping to ensure greater security measures are in place.
So if you’re travelling to New Zealand soon, make sure you’re aware of this new development and complete your Traveller Declaration Form accordingly.
Vandana Rai is a Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser and has built a reputation around her rare set of skills, which could be considered ideal for her legal profession.