The Travel Details on this page were for the 2019 PAPS Meeting in Christchurch - New info for Tainan 2020 will be up soon!
Auckland International Airport
If you are arriving from overseas via Auckland International Airport you must claim your baggage and exit the Customs Hall before transferring to a domestic flight to Christchurch. The international terminal is separate from the domestic terminal. You can transfer terminals via a free shuttle bus or by following the blue line for a short seven minutes’ walk. Visit http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/ for more information.
Christchurch International Airport
If you are arriving from overseas via Christchurch International Airport, you will complete border processes in the international terminal. Visit http://www.christchurchairport.co.nz for more information.
Transfer to Hotel
Taxi stands are available outside the arrivals hall. Travel time from the airport to the city centre is approximately 15-20 minutes. The standard fare is usually around $45 - 65. A bus shuttle is another option and costs less per person than a taxi. Avis offers corporate rates exclusively to meeting delegates. Call local Avis office at 0800 284 722 (booking reference AWD: Z994400).
No vaccinations are required
All visitors to New Zealand must have a valid passport for at least six months beyond the intended stay in New Zealand. Citizens of some countries must obtain a Visitor’s Visa. Visa information and the visa application form are available at www.immigration.govt.nz. If you require a Visitor’s Visa, please allow at least 5-6 weeks for processing. If you are a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand, you do not need to apply for a visa to visit New Zealand but you must Hold a valid ticket from New Zealand to a country where you have the right of entry, have sufficient money to support yourself during your stay in New Zealand, hold a passport valid for 6 months beyond the date you intend leaving New Zealand, remain in New Zealand only for the time granted on your arrival.