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Exchange Rates

The exchange rates published are the “Buy TT” rates from our bank (Westpac NZ), as these are the relevant rates for buying a foreign currency. Note that there is a discrepancy between this rate and the “Sell TT” rate, which is often mistakenly quoted by some agents.

This rate is valid for a period of 7 days from the time the invoice is sent out.

Please Note: There is small incremental buffer included to counter any fluctuations within the time period before payment is made.

NZD rates: USD 0.625 0.595

Removal of Pre-Departure Tests

Removal of Pre-Departure Tests

Jun 17, 2022    Nathan Bitcheno

Kia Ora,

Yesterday the New Zealand government made a further step forward by announcing the removal of the requirement for a pre-departure test before flying to New Zealand, taking effect from June 21.
This is great news as it removes an additional step and allows clients to freely travel to Aotearoa.

To confirm the most recent announcements:

  • From Tuesday 21 June, clients no longer need a pre-departure test prior to flying New Zealand. 
  • From 1 August 2022, our border opens to visitors from all countries that require a visa can now enter New Zealand on holiday (Currently visitors from visa waiver countries can enter New Zealand).
  • From 1 August 2022, New Zealand's maritime border restrictions will be lifted, allowing cruise ships to enter the country again for the first time since early 2020.
  • If you transit through New Zealand, you no longer need to be vaccinated, or complete the New Zealand Traveller Declaration.

All travellers still need to be fully vaccinated and must complete the New Zealand Traveller Declaration before travelling to New Zealand and be issued a New Zealand Traveller Pass. 
People can start their declaration 28 days before you travel – please click here.

Post arrival requirements remain in place, as communicated in our previous email, clients will still need to complete two rapid antigen tests on arrival Day 0/1 and Day 5/6 (these will be given to clients as they come through customs).

Since the opening of our borders to visa waiver countries, it has been fantastic to see the demand for New Zealand as a destination increase and the signs are positive that this will continue over the coming months. 
To ensure your clients can book all of the services they wish to, we encourage everyone to book as early as possible to avoid any issues.

If you have any questions at all or would like any additional information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – tours@pdnz.co.nz