The New Zealand Customs (Duty Free) allowances

New Zealand Customs Contact number

Freephone: 0800 4 CUSTOMS (0800 428 786)

Phone (outside New Zealand): +64 9 300 5399

New Zealand Customs Website: www.customs.govt.nz

Duty free allowance when you enter into New Zealand

Personal goods can be carried. The total value of NZ$700 will be allowed. To bring alcohol / liquor / tobacco products, you must be 17 years older. Some conditions to be applied are:

  • Goods such as alcohol / liquor / tobacco should be accompanied through the Customs arrival process.
  • Goods should be for your personal use only.
  • Goods should not be for sale / exchange.

If the above is applicable the following amounts are allowed duty free:

Cigarettes, cigars, tobacco
  • 50 cigarettes, or
  • 50 grams of cigars, or
  • 50 grams of tobacco products, or
  • A mixture of all three weighing not more than 50 grams.
Alcoholic beverages 
  • Up to six bottles (4.5 litres) of wine, champagne, port or sherry
  • Up to twelve cans (4.5 litres) of beer
  • Three bottles (or other containers) each containing not more than 1125ml of spirits, liqueur, or other spirituous beverages

More information is available on the New Zealand Customs site at www.customs.govt.nz or phone +64 9 275 9059.

Source: https://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/shopping/duty-free-allowancesNew Zealand Customs Service

Duty and tax free options in New Zealand

There are a number of ways you can take advantage of duty and tax free shopping at Auckland Airport, for example:

  • Buy duty free items from one of the many duty free retailers located throughout NZ licensed to sell tax and duty free products.
  • Select duty free items as you leave Auckland, and pick them up on your return. This is much easier than carrying goods throughout your journey!

Duty free stores in New Zealand

Check the duty free stores in New Zealand here.

View Duty Free store of  Auckland International Airport, Christchurch International Airport, Dunedin International Airport, Queenstown International Airport Address, duty free collection point number in the departure and arrival, fax, email.

Duty Free allowances of Alcoholic beverage / Liquor / Wine / Spirit from New Zealand to other countries

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Australia

Alcohol allowance: 2.25 litres alcoholic beverage

Tobacco allowance: 25 cigarettes or 25 grams tobacco

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Canada

Alcohol allowance: 1 litre alcoholic beverage

Tobacco allowance: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to China

Alcohol allowance 1.5 litres alcoholic beverage

Tobacco allowance 400 cigarettes

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Fiji

Alcohol allowance 4.5 litres wine or beer or 2.25 litres spirits or liqueur

Tobacco allowance 250 cigarettes or 250 grams tobacco or 250 grams cigars

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Hong Kong

Alcohol allowance 1 litre of alcohol

Tobacco allowance 19 cigarettes or 25 grams of tobacco or 25 grams of cigars

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Japan

Alcohol allowance 3x 750ml of alcoholic beverage

Tobacco allowance Residents: 200 cigarettes | Non-residents: 400 cigarettes or 250 grams tobacco

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Korea

Alcohol allowance 1 litre of alcohol

Tobacco allowance 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Malaysia

Alcohol allowance 1 litre of alcohol

Tobacco allowance 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225 grams tobacco

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand

Alcohol allowance Up to 3 litres of spirits or liqueur (conditions apply) plus 6 bottles of wine, port or sherry

Tobacco allowance 50 cigarettes or 50 grams cigars or 50 grams tobacco

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to New Caledonia

Alcohol allowance 2 litres of spirits except Aniseed or Absinthe and 2 litres of wine

Tobacco allowance 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 400 grams tobacco

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Norfolk Island

Alcohol allowance 1 litre alcoholic beverage

Tobacco allowance 200 cigarettes or 250 grams tobacco/cigars

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Samoa

Alcohol allowance 2.25 litres of alcohol

Tobacco allowance 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco/cigars

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Singapore

Alcohol allowance 1 litre spirits and 1 litre wine or beer

Tobacco allowance No cigarettes, all tobacco goods must be declared

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to South Africa

Alcohol allowance 2 litres wine and 1 litre spirits

Tobacco allowance 400 cigarettes and 250 grams tobacco and 50 cigars

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Taiwan

Alcohol allowance 1 litre of alcohol

Tobacco allowance 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Thailand

Alcohol allowance 1 litre of alcohol

Tobacco allowance 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco or equal weight of cigars

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Tonga

Alcohol allowance 2.25 litres of spirits or 4.5 litres of wine

Tobacco allowance 400 cigarettes or 500 grams of tobacco/cigars

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to UK

Alcohol allowance 2 litres wine and 1 litre spirits

Tobacco allowance 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250 grams tobacco

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to USA

Alcohol allowance 1 litre alcoholic beverage

Tobacco allowance 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 1,350 gms tobacco or combination

*Cuban cigars are not permitted to be imported

Duty Free allowances from New Zealand to Vanuatu

Alcohol allowance: 2 litres wine and 1.5 litres spirits

Tobacco allowance: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams tobacco

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