December 15, 2023

Travelling to New Zealand for the games? Read this!

Press Release
Travelling to New Zealand for the games? Read this!

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

To board your flight or cruise to New Zealand you need a valid passport or travel document, and have the right visa or an NZeTA.

You may not be allowed to check in if your passport is not valid for travel to New Zealand. Check that it will not expire until: 3 months after the date you plan to leave New Zealand, or 1 month after the date you plan to leave New Zealand — if your passport was issued by a country that has a New Zealand embassy or consulate that issues passports of that country.

For more info on Passports, see HERE

YOU MAY NEED TO APPLY FOR A VISA

If you come to New Zealand on holiday, you’ll need to get either an NZeTA or a visitor visa — unless you’re an Australian. You need a visitor visa if you: are not travelling on a passport from a visa-waiver country or territory want to visit for more than 3 months (or 6 months if you’re from the UK) are not of good character — for example, have a criminal conviction, are not in good health — or are coming to NZ for medical consultation or treatment.

For more info on VISA's, see HERE

DON'T FORGET TRAVEL INSURANCE!

Visitors to New Zealand can either choose to buy a policy from within their own country, or opt for Overseas Visitors Cover which unfortunately only a handful of companies offer. A visitors policy will typically cover your flight to New Zealand, the time while you are here, but cover will stop when you reach immigration at the airport when you are returning home. Age restrictions may apply.

For more info on travel insurance, see HERE

IMMIGRATION NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL ADVISORY

We reached out to Immigration New Zealand, so that you don't have to! They've given us their best advice about coming to beautiful Aotearoa for our games. See HERE.

stay up-to-date on all things Rainbow Games. See you in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in 2024!

SUBSCRIBE TO EMAILS