New Zealand has in place quite stringent biosecurity laws at its borders to prevent the accidental or intentional entry of harmful pests, germs, foreign pathogens or diseases. All such high risk material, food or non-food related must be declared or be binned/disposed of in marked garbage bins at airports and seaports throughout New Zealand. If you are in doubt, then please declare such high risk goods.
To ensure your landing in New Zealand goes easily you'll have to think about:
Traveler Arrival Cards – these are typically given to you to finish by your team on your approach to New Zealand. The cards disclose to you what we consider are 'hazard merchandise'
Discard undeclared hazard merchandise in stamped reprieve receptacles on your landing.
Disallowed and limited things like items from jeopardized creature or plant species.
Encroachment charges, fines and punishments will be borne by you for not announcing hazard things on your Passenger Arrival Card. If you have other questions please check Frequently Asked Questions.
Used equipment, new equipment, socks, shoes, tent, horse riding gear, camping gear, scuba gear, fishing gear, these are allowed if they are cleaned and not dirty.
BBQ, allowed if it does not have bugs, earth, diseases or other plant or animal material.
Wood items like musical instruments, chopping board, souvenir, bamboo, MDF, guitar, allowed if they do not contain seeds, dirt, cane, bamboo, bark or other animal products.
Why you're fined for failing to declare
When you land in New Zealand you have an obligation to declare all food, animal products, plants and other specific items that you possess. You are required to declare it on a Passenger Arrival Card.
You're breaking the law if you don't declare risk goods you have in your possession.
A quarantine officer will look at the answers you gave on the card and may ask you questions to assess the biosecurity risk of those goods.
There is no reason.
You may not be aware but you will be breaking the law upon failure to declare:
The punishment for a bogus announcement is a NZD$400 encroachment charge – regularly called a moment fine. You don't get a criminal conviction.
Be that as it may, in the event that you purposely make an off base or false presentation to attempt to hide things, the outcomes are much more regrettable.
In case you're indicted for purposeful pirating, you could be fined up to NZD$100,000 and be condemned to as long as 5 years in jail.
The most effective method to abstain from getting a fine
You can keep away from the danger of making a bogus revelation (and getting a fine) by ensuring you recognize what is in your sacks and gear, and the things of anybody younger than 18 going with you.
If you are coming from India on a Cruise Ship or transiting to Australia, then you are eligible for a New Zealand eTA (NZeTA), please ensure you are not bringing in spices, fruits and vegetables on your arrival. There is a specific guidance available for you at items to declare.
Please ensure that you apply online 72 hours in advance of your trip to New Zealand for New Zealand eTA (NZeTA) to be issued. Check your eligibility before applying.