All air passengers flying to New Zealand will soon have to complete a new Traveler Declaration Form which produces a ‘Traveller Pass’ telling them what they need to do to enter the country.
The new online system requires travelers to upload their recent travel history and Covid-19 related health information such as proof of vaccination, if required, and pre-departure test result before departing for Nova Scotia. Zeeland.
The system will assess travelers’ information before they depart and issue a traveler’s pass via email detailing the steps they need to take to enter New Zealand. Passengers will need the pass, which will contain a unique QR code, to board their flights, and will also need to present it to customs upon arrival in New Zealand.
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The pass can be printed or stored on a mobile device.
The New Zealand Customs Service has piloted the system on some recent flights and said it is now ready to roll it out to anyone flying into the country.
“Over time, the New Zealand Traveler Declaration System will make the processing and assessment of traveler information faster and easier and help manage the higher number of travelers expected at our borders,” Customs said. .
New Zealand is set to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated Australian tourists from 11:59 p.m. on April 12 and to fully vaccinated travelers from visa-exempt countries from 11:59 p.m. on May 1.
Most travelers to New Zealand must provide proof of a negative pre-departure Covid-19 test before leaving, and take two rapid antigen tests after arriving in the country.