If you’re traveling to the Schengen Area from New Zealand on holiday or for business, you’ll need an ETIAS visa waiver from November 2023.
ETIAS will allow you to visit popular destinations such as France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Switzerland.
France is the world’s most visited country, boasting historic monuments, world-class cuisine, Mediterranean beaches, and Alpine ski resorts. In Paris alone, tourists from New Zealand can visit a long list of iconic landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, the Sacré-Cœur, and the Palace of Versailles, among others.
Spain is also a very popular destination for New Zealanders. Its many amazing beaches both on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are perfect for those who want a holiday in the sun. The country is also home to over 45 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Italy is another country that has the attractive combination of good weather, rich history, beautiful scenery, and delicious food. Visitors from New Zealand may want to visit the Colosseum in Rome, pose next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or enjoy authentic pizza in Naples.
Germany is a large and diverse country that attracts many tourists each year. New Zealanders can visit its impressive castles and cathedrals, or come to enjoy authentic German beer at the world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest.