Travelling or returning to Asia
These requirements may change before you travel, so be sure to check regularly. Failure to meet local requirements may result in denied boarding.
Travel to Mainland China
Check you meet entry, health, and immigration requirements for Mainland China.
All passengers require a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of the last point of departure to China. This applies to passengers 3 years and older.
- eg. SYD-AKL-PVG, passengers must receive a negative test result within 48hrs of departing Auckland.
- Self-administered Rapid Antigen tests (home testing kits) are permitted.
All passengers must complete an Electronic Health Declaration Form 24 hours prior to arriving in Mainland China.
- As part of this declaration, passengers will confirm that they have completed a negative pre-departure test.
- All passengers must display their E-Health Declaration QR code at check-in in order to receive a boarding pass.
Passengers who display any COVID-19 symptoms on arrival in China may be required to take an antigen test, if this produces a positive result they will need to self-quarantine.
Transit New Zealand
Passengers can transit via Auckland to China, but must present evidence of completing the E-Health Declaration form at their initial departure airport.
Travel to Hong Kong
- Check you meet entry, health, and immigration requirements for Hong Kong.
- COVID-19 vaccination requirements for non-Hong Kong residents have been removed.
Travel to Japan
- Check you meet entry and immigration requirements for Japan.
- Passengers no longer need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
- Passengers no longer need to hold a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test.
Travel to Singapore
- Check you meet entry, health, and immigration requirements for Singapore.
Singapore digital arrival card
- All passengers must submit an Electronic Singapore Arrival Card with a Health Declaration via the SG Arrival Card e-Service.
For further information, see the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
Travel to South Korea
- Check you meet entry, health, and immigration requirements for South Korea.
- Eligible passengers travelling on passports from visa-waiver countries will require a K-ETA. If eligible, please apply for a K-ETA at least 24 hours prior to boarding.
Pre-departure testing, vaccination and documentation
- Pre-departure tests are no longer required for travel to South Korea.
- You are no longer required to be vaccinated to enter South Korea.
- You can choose to prepare for your arrival with the Q-Code app.
Travel to Taiwan
- Taiwan's borders are open to nationals from all visa-waiver countries as well as countries who have diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
- Check you meet entry, health, and immigration requirements for Taiwan.
- All COVID-19 restrictions for passengers entering Taiwan have been removed.
Travel to Bali, Indonesia
Check you meet entry and immigration requirements for Indonesia.
- For customs clearance, all passengers must complete the Electronic Customs Declaration (ECD) which will generate a unique code which must be presented upon arrival.
- To minimise delays during immigration clearance, we recommend all eligible passengers apply for a Electronic Visitor Visa (E-VOA) prior to arrival.
- For health clearance, all passengers must download, install and register the Satusehat mobile app before departure. This is downloadable from the App Store or Google Play Store.
COVID-19 health & entry requirements
- All passengers over 18 years of age must have an international vaccination. certificate (physical or digital) showing that they were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before departure.
- The certificate must be issued in both English and a local language of the country where passengers were vaccinated.
- This does not apply to passengers with an official COVID-19 recovery certificate stating
that they are no longer contagious with COVID-19.
Testing on arrival
Upon arrival in Denpasar, passengers without an Indonesian passport must undergo a COVID-19 symptom check, including a body temperature check. Passengers who fail the check must take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, and if found to be positive, must self-isolate until a negative result is achieved.
Reminder: If you're returning to New Zealand, please check the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries enhanced procedures in response to the current outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Bali.