Visa-free countries for New Zealand

Visa requirements for New Zealand citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of New Zealand. New Zealand citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to more than 180 countries and territories, ranking the New Zealand passport very high in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.

Visa-free countries for New Zealand passport

These are the visa-free countries for New Zeland, New Zeland passport holders don’t need a visa before travelling to the following countries or territories:

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French West Indies, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Macedonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St. Helena, St. Maarten, St. Pierre and Miquelon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, and Wallis and Futuna. 

Visa on arrival for New Zeland passport

New Zeland passport holders don’t need a visa before travelling to the following countries or territories:

Bahrain, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. 

eTA for New Zeland passport

New Zeland citizens need an eTA, an electonic travel authorization, before travelling to the following countries or territories:

American Samoa, Canada, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, United States of America, and US Virgin Islands.

eVisa for New Zeland passport

New Zeland citizens need an evisa, an electonic visa, that you can get online before travelling to the following countries or territories:

Angola, Azerbaijan, Benin, Djibouti, Gabon, India, Sao Tome and Principe, South Sudan, Suriname, and Vietnam.

Visa required for New Zeland passport

New Zeland citizens need a visa before travelling to the following countries or territories:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bhutan, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, CongoCongo (Dem. Rep.), Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mongolia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, and Yemen. 


The above cover image shows somewhere in the Tongariro National Park, New Zeland. Photo by Pablo Heimplatz on Unsplash