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What you need to know about travelling to New Zealand from Singapore during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Singaporeans travelling to New Zealand.

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Travelling to New Zealand's soaring mountains, picturesque fjords and pristine lakes is on many Singaporeans bucket lists, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel to the country isn't as simple as it used to be. We answer all the questions you have about travelling from Singapore to New Zealand.

Can I travel from Singapore to New Zealand?

You can't currently travel to New Zealand from Singapore. There are a few exemptions that will let you travel now to New Zealand from Singapore, including:

  • If you're a resident or citizen, you can travel home
  • Australians who live in New Zealand are also allowed to enter the country
  • Some other exemptions apply, but you must get permission from the government.

Latest information for New Zealand

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When can I travel to New Zealand? When will the New Zealand borders open?

No opening date has been set for New Zealand's border to Singapore.

COVID-19 statistics in New Zealand vs Singapore

Are there any exemptions for travelling to New Zealand?

There are a few exemptions that will let you travel now to New Zealand from Singapore, including:

  • If you're a resident or citizen, you can travel home
  • Australians who live in New Zealand are also allowed to enter the country
  • Some other exemptions apply, but you must get permission from the government.

Can I travel to New Zealand if I'm a permanent resident or citizen?

New Zealand citizens or permanent residents are allowed to return home from Singapore at any point in time.

What are the entry requirements for New Zealand coming from Singapore?

Do I need a permit to enter New Zealand?

Singaporean travellers only need to fill out a Travel Health Declaration prior to boarding their flight to New Zealand via the Ministry of Health - details required include:
  • Flight numbers and arrival date
  • Passport
  • Contact details for when you're in New Zealand
  • Emergency contact details
Standard visa requirements for Singaporeans still apply.

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

At this time, you don't need to show proof that you've had a COVID-19 vaccine to enter New Zealand from Singapore.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing for New Zealand?

people from Singapore do not need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon entry to New Zealand if they've stayed within Singapore for 14 days prior to arrival. Singaporean visitors are exempt from this if you've also come from one of the following countries:


If you spent some of the 14 days prior to entering New Zealand outside of the above countries or New Zealand, you'll need to get a COVID-19 test.

Some countries don't have the facilities to provide pre-departure testing for Singaporeans and if you're travelling from those below countries, you'll need to visit a doctor and get a certificate noting that you don't have any symptoms.

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in New Zealand?

If you're travelling to New Zealand from Singapore as a citizen, resident or essential worker, you will need to:

  • Quarantine on arrival (You'll be assigned a room in a government-designated hotel)
  • Stay there for 14 days at your own expense.

For travellers from Singapore, according to the New Zealand Government, it will cost:

  • $3,100 for the first or only person in the room, regardless of whether it's an adult or a child
  • Additional adults per room cost $950 per person
  • Children up to 17 years old staying in a room with an adult cost $475 per child

Frequently asked questions about travelling from Singapore to New Zealand:

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