Requirements for flying aircraft to New Zealand
Aircraft flying to New Zealand with cargo and passengers can bring unwanted pests and diseases. MPI's role is to help aircraft operators and pilots meet our biosecurity requirements.
Flying to NZ
Follow our step-by-step guide if you're flying aircraft to New Zealand.
Places of First Arrival
If you're flying an aircraft to New Zealand, you'll need to know about Places of First Arrival.
New aircraft arrival requirements from May 2015
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released a Craft Risk Management Standard (CRMS) for Aircraft from All Countries. This sets the requirements that must be met before, or on arrival in New Zealand, including aircraft disinsection. Requirements will be compulsory for all arriving aircraft from 11 May 2015.
A guidance document is available to help aircraft operators comply with the standard.
Who to contact
If you spot a live organism in the plane while flying to New Zealand notify:
- the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
- the airport in the case of an emergency
- MPI via the CAA or airport operator.
If you need to contact MPI about bringing your aircraft to New Zealand, email email@example.com.
You can also call the MPI clearance team in Auckland on (09) 909 8614.
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