Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Permit to Travel

New Zealand, like other countries including the USA, has implemented an Electronic Travel Authority scheme that requires you to get a permit to travel even if you are from a visa waiver country. (That is, no visa is required for US citizens, but you still need an ETA.) So today, I got out my and Lisa's passports and submitted our applications and paid the combined NZ$47 each ($12 for the ETA and $35 visitor ecological impact fee), which is around US$29. Both of our ETAs were approved within five minutes of submission, so we're good to go to New Zealand for visits between now and November 2021.

I'd forgotten to get the advance travel authority before my last trip to Australia, which led to some anxious moments at SFO as they had to submit the information from there. Fortunately, it went through immediately back then. I did not want any fretting over that kind of issue, so we took care of it today just in case there was any processing delay.
Tags: lisa, travel, worldcon
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