travelling to Niue
It's Kaloama season again, which means the following sea tracks are currently closed:
Palaha, Lalofou, Tavahihi, Tuapa Green, Avaiki Cave and Hio Beach.
Please check with your accommodation providor or the Niue Visitor Information Centre for updates. Fakaaue.
Air New Zealand services Niue with weekly flights from Auckland, New Zealand which increases to two services per week in the peak season of April – October. The A320 has 171 seats on it, and approximate flight time from Auckland is just over 3 hours. Niue’s international Airport, Hanan (IUE), is less than 5 minutes from the main town Alofi. Please visit www.airnewzealand.co.nz for the latest flight details.
Please check www.nyc.nu for clearance and mooring fee details.
Everyone is required to bring their passports.
Not required by bona fide tourists staying less than 30 days with return or onward tickets and sufficient funds for length of stay. Extensions are available by applying to the Immigration Office before arrival: PO Box 67, Alofi, Niue Island. Phone (683) 4349 for enquiries.
Niue's new Departure Tax of $80 has come into effect as of 1st July 2017 and is now included in Air New Zealand tickets. Any passenger that has purchased their air travel tickets AFTER 1st July 2017 will not be required to physically pay Departure Tax at the airport.
If any airline tickets were purchased and issued BEFORE the 1st July 2017 all passengers of 12 years and over are required to physically pay the new Departure Tax of $80 to the Customs staff at the airport. Fakaaue.
CUSTOMS AND DUTY FREE
ALL food items MUST be declared, NO home grown vegetables, fruits and herbs are to be brought into Niue as well as Honey, free range eggs and all meat and meat products must be bought from the butchers. Receipts are most helpful for bought products from butchers and supermarkets. Any item that poses a threat to Niue’s Biodiversity will be destroyed by the controlling Biosecurity Officer by means of incineration.
All food, animal products, plant material and other goods taken from Niue, must be issued with a phytosanitary certificate from the Quarantine Office located at the Hanan Airport Terminal, prior to flight departure.
The following items can be imported into Niue by persons 18 years and older without incurring duty. 200 cigarettes or 227g of tobacco or 50 cigars, 3 bottles of spirits not exceeding 3.5 litres or wine not exceeding 3 litres. Cans of beer (max 8 litres) are acceptable; however beer in glass bottles will be confiscated on arrival. Duty Free within the limits can be purchased on arrival in Niue, at NB Liquor (the “Bond”) within 3 days of arriving on Niue. Duty Free may also be purchased by departing passengers.
Firearms, ammunition and glass beer bottles are restricted imports. Artefacts, coral and valuable shells are restricted exports. Click here to email the Niue Immigration Office for more information.
Niueans returning home on one way airfares
Niueans are unique in that they travel on a New Zealand passport which is a foreign country despite our close ties. Because of international carrier obligations to which Air New Zealand must adhere to, it is not possible to travel to Niue on a one way airfare unless you can prove that you are either a Niuean by birth or the descendant of a Niuean.
To facilitate travel to Niue for ethnic Niueans on way tickets, a stamp can be placed in the holder’s passport which states them as either a Niuean or the descendant of a Niuean. The stamp can be obtained at Peleni’s Travel in Auckland, New Zealand or at the Niue Immigration Office once proof of identity is confirmed. It is important that this is completed well prior to intended travel to avoid possible disappointment at Auckland Airport on the day. For more information contact Peleni’s Travel in Auckland, New Zealand, phone +64 9 634 2444 or click here to email them. Or contact the Niue Immigration Office, phone (683) 4349 or click here to email them.
Peleni’s Travel are the travel agents for Air New Zealand in Niue and can be contacted by phoning +64 9 634 2444 or click here to email them.