Gulf Harbour Radio
September 29, 2019
I have today, received the following from a senior NZ Customs officer. Whilst I cannot find the MBIE website page he quotes, and have still not received any response from several requests from Immigration, we can safely now assume that for this year at least, the NZeTA will not be required for crew arriving on private sail or motor boats in New Zealand.
(The NZeTA is needed when arriving by air or cruise ship from October 1, 2019)
Good afternoon Patricia
Regarding NZeTA and yacht crew arriving in NZ – if you view the MBIE website and look at NZeTA it states that the eTA is only required by Air passengers, Commercial and Cruiseship passengers and crew. At this stage there is no requirement for crew arriving on smallcraft/super yachts to have an eTA.
I will follow up with NZCS officers tomorrow to ensure we are consistent in our messaging.
If you have any further questions please get back to me.
Ian Burt I SupCO Planning and Marine l ITOC l New Zealand Customs Service l mob +64 29 2760620 l firstname.lastname@example.org