New Zealand international travel guide

New Zealand

New Zealand is part of Oceania with main city at Wellington. It's usually 🌤️ 14.82 °C in New Zealand with a rainfall of 🌧 128.58 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in New Zealand. Internet speed in New Zealand is on average 9.3 Mbps. In New Zealand you drive on the left side. Its Developed country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is New Zealand Dollar. The languages spoken are English and Māori. Automatic teller machines are very common in New Zealand. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~14.82 °C   🌧 ~128.58 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

The number of incoming passengers to Australia will be restricted to ease pressure of state and territory quarantine facilities. When you arrive back in Australia you may need to contribute to the cost of quarantine. We recommend you refer to the state or territory government website for the latest information. The New Zealand border remains closed to almost all travellers wanting to travel to New Zealand by either air or sea. The number of arrivals into New Zealand is being managed in the short term. New flight bookings may not be available. If you have a flight booked between Australia and New Zealand contact your airline or travel agent for information on potential changes to your flight. If you're in New Zealand, stay alert to COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Do not travel to New Zealand.

issued date: July 14, 2020

General

🔌 Sockets

New Zealand uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type I.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Māori

Money

💱 Currencies Used

New Zealand uses the New Zealand dollar (symbol: $), code NZD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 dollars and 50, 20 and 10 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are very common in New Zealand. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in New Zealand. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in New Zealand is on average 9.3 Mbps. WiFi coverage in New Zealand is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 36.40 NZD, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: 2degrees (2°), Spark or Vodafone. New Zealand uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in New Zealand upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call New Zealand, dial +, then 64 (the country code for New Zealand), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within New Zealand, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 3 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In New Zealand you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 30-60 km/h (18-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

911

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Last updated: January 1, 2021

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