Your Travel Guide: How to Travel with a New Zealand Passport

Being a New Zealander has many benefits. Beyond the stunning local attractions from beaches to mountain ranges and even bustling cities, having a New Zealand Passport means travelling the world is that much easier too.

The New Zealand Passport is one of the most powerful passports in the world, giving its holders access to almost 80 different countries around the world, and in all honesty, paying for and sorting out all the paperwork for a Visa can be incredibly stressful.

So, if you are a Kiwi and looking to go on a bit of an international adventure, check out this break down of locations that holders of a New Zealand Passport can enjoy without the hassle of attaining a Visa before their trip.

How long can you visit?

Stay durations without a Visa differ for each country, so before you book that return flight, it is a good idea to know how long you will be welcome for.

Times can vary from just fourteen days to a whole six months! Bahrain has the shortest stay duration of only two weeks while the United Kingdom, Barbados, Canada and Dominica all offer six months to their Kiwi guests.

Visas on Arrival

Some countries do not require holders of a New Zealand Passport to attain a Visa before they embark on their travels but do ask for one upon arrival.

These Visa’s are usually significantly cheaper than those attained before a trip and have a pretty standard scouting process.

Some countries which ask Kiwi’s for Visas upon arrival include Egypt, Indonesia and Zambia. So even if you have a New Zealand Passport, it is always a smart idea to read the terms and conditions for each of your visits.

So where can I go?

There is a pretty substantial number of countries a New Zealand Passport can allow you to visit. From some of Kiwi’s most popular travel destinations such as Fiji, Japan and Thailand, to some lesser explored but equally as beautiful locations including the Bahamas, Peru and Honduras.

If you have an affinity for history, try visiting Egypt or Panama or El Salvador. Conversely, if you are feeling like a more care-free and cultural experience, take a trip to Mexico, Chile or Morocco.

Europe has its doors wide open with all their countries from Spain, Italy and France to Greece, Latvia and Slovenia all at Kiwi’s fingertips.

The hard part is not finding where you could go but deciding where you want to go!