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Biosecurity NZ

New Zealand has extremely tight Biosecurity border measures. Find out what you need to know now!

Date: May 24th, 2020

Biosecurity in new zealand

Find out about New Zealand’s strict biosecurity measures!

New Zealand’s biodiverse environment needs your help! Help protect this beautiful country by adhering to NZ’s strict biosecurity measures. Find out what you need to know now.

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New Zealand has some of the strictest biosecurity measures to ensure the continued survival of protected species. To ensure that unwanted pests and diseases stay out of the country you must follow the rules set out by the Ministry of Primary Industries. This includes not being allowed to bring raw foods such as fruit and meat into the country. When you reach one of New Zealand’s borders you’ll be presented with an arrival card that must be filled out and signed. This is a legal document and if filled out incorrectly fines will occur. Find out more by visiting NZ customs


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Items which pose risks and must be declared include: 

  •  Any foods 
  • Wooden items 
  • Animal products 
  • Herbal medicine 
  • Weapons of any kind 
  • Sports ware (Shoes etc)
  • Drugs 
  • Tabacco 

Please note these are examples and only depict a small number of items deemed risky. If your unsure always declare!