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New Zealand Customs and Border Control

Customs requirements


The New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) is the New Zealand Government agency with the job of protecting the New Zealand border.  It has specific responsibilities for ensuring that all goods and persons entering and exiting New Zealand do so in accordance with New Zealand laws and regulations.


The NZCS website provides comprehensive information, and the following quick-links should help answer the majority of travellers' questions:

Biosecurity requirements


The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for the leadership of the New Zealand biosecurity system. It encompasses facilitating international trade, protecting the health of New Zealanders and ensuring the welfare of our environment, flora and fauna, marine life and Maori resources.

The MPI Biosecurity website  provides information on what you can bring into New Zealand and what you must declare on arrival to avoid any biosecurity risks and to avoid infringing New Zealand law.

Importation of Prescription Medication

Information regarding the importation of medicines can be obtained from New Zealand's Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe) website.


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