Pet Relocation: Taking Your Pet to New Zealand
Most pet arrivals will require a quarantine period in an approved transit country (i.e. United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden or Hawaii) for a period up to six months prior to finally flying to New Zealand.
Dogs and cats can be imported if they are members of the species Canis familiaris (domestic dog) and Felis catis (domestic cat). Dogs of the following breeds (including crosses of these breeds) cannot be imported: American Pit Bull Terrier, Dog Argentino, Japanese Tosa, Brazilian.
For further information, including an Import Application, please contact:
Biosecurity New Zealand. Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF). Animal Imports / Exports. Telephone +64 4 894 0100. Facsimile +64 4 894 0733.Email: animalimports@MAF.govt.nz. www.biosecurity.govt.nz