The government of New Zealand has reduced visa application requirements for travelers from certain countries added to the Low Tuberculosis Incidence list

Key Points:

  • On June 7, New Zealand authorities added 85 countries to the Low Tuberculosis Incidence list. The list includes Australia, Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and most EU countries, among others.
  • Individuals who are applying for a temporary visa to stay in New Zealand more than six months must have a chest x-ray completed if they:
    • Are citizens from countries not on the Low Tuberculosis Incidence list.
    • Have stayed in a country not on the list for more than three months in the last five years.

Additional Information: More information regarding the changes to the Low Tuberculosis Incidence list is available here.

BAL Analysis: Many travelers to New Zealand will no longer be required to provide a chest x-ray when applying for a visa to stay in the country for longer than six months.

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