Britons travelling to New Zealand will soon need to acquire an ESTA-style visa waiver, it has been confirmed.
The country’s Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) system will come into force from October 1. Applications will open on July 1.
Obtaining an ETA will cost NZ $9 (£4.50) via a forthcoming mobile app, or NZ $12 (£6) through an online application.
New Zealand’s ETA will be valid for two years or until the traveller’s passport expires, and covers multiple entries into the country for business and for tourism.
ETA costs will come on top of the New Zealand government’s new International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL).
The levy costs NZ $35 (£18) and can be collected at the same time as the ETA, potentially pushing the cost to enter New Zealand to between NZ $44 and NZ $47 (£23-£24).
The IVL will remain valid until a new ETA application.
New Zealand announced the ETA last year but said the final fees would be revealed during the first half of 2019.