From October 2020, countries around the world are opening up their borders and easing their restrictions. If you are itching to leap the country this holiday, we’ve got a list of places opening up for New Zealand passport holders. Do keep in mind, a 14-day quarantine with a whopping $3,000 fee is mandatory upon your return.
In mid-October, New Zealand passport holders will be able to enter the states of New South Wales (NSW), Australian Capital Territory (ACT), and the Northern Territory (NT) without quarantine. Unfortunately, at the stage, self-paid quarantine still applies upon return.
Other countries are opening up their borders to New Zealand passport holders under minimal conditions:
The Maldives – open to New Zealand passports
– Must show negative Covid-19 test result from within 72 hours of arrival.
Singapore – open to New Zealand passports
– A PCR swab test and the use of Singapore’s TraceTogether app are mandatory for the duration of their stay.
South Korea – open to New Zealand passports with a valid visa
– A 14-day quarantine in managed isolation is required. It costs approximately NZ$130 a day.
Taiwan – open to New Zealand passports for business purposes
– A 14-day quarantine in managed isolation is mandatory with proof of the visit is for work.
– You can apply for a shortened quarantine if you are coming from a low-risk country.
Thailand – open to New Zealand passports with long-stay visas
– A 14-day quarantine at a state facility or a hospital functioning is mandatory.
– Up to 1200 people staying between 90 to 270 days are accepted a month.
Provide proof of long-term accommodation in Thailand
Pakistan – open to New Zealand passports
– Submit a health declaration form and a thermal screening at the airport is mandatory.
– 14-day isolation with given instructions and visitors must install the Pass Track app.
Maybe staying home, boosting New Zealand economy isn’t so bad after all?