Biosecurity and Customs
Read carefully. It includes having to clean your shoes, sporting, camping, hunting, fishing, diving and recreational gear.
- Quarantine procedures http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/onyourarrival/quarantine/Pages/default.aspx
- Items to declare: http://mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/arriving-in-new-zealand/items-to-declare/
- Prohibited imports http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/imports/Pages/default.aspx?q=8&s=8
- Prohibited exports http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/exports/Pages/default.aspx
- NZ Customs Service's FAQ http://www.customs.govt.nz/questions/Pages/default.aspx?q=65&s=65
If you have prescription medication you need to bring with you, you need to declare it in your passenger arrival card and do the following:
Personal imports (accompanying a traveller)
If you arrive in New Zealand carrying prescription medicine on your person or in your luggage you may only bring it in if you:
- Declare the medicine on your Passenger Arrival Card.
- Have a copy of the medicine’s prescription or a letter from your doctor stating that you are being treated with the medicine.
- Have the medicine in its original pharmacy container, with your name on the label, and strength and dosage details clearly stated.
- Have no more than three months supply (oral contraceptives, where a six month supply is permitted, are the exception).
Info for Australians travelling overseas with PBS medicine