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. CHC-AKL-HKG, passengers must receive a negative test result within 48hrs of departing Auckland.
- Passengers transiting internationally between New Zealand and China (eg. AKL-SYD-PVG) must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result at check-in. Printed copies are required, electronic copies will not be accepted.
- Passengers travelling on a direct flight from New Zealand to China (including AKL-PVG and SYD-AKL-PVG) do not need to present a test result at check-in. 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.
- 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 now 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, health, and immigration requirements for Japan.
- Managed quarantine or self-isolation is required.
- All passengers who present a vaccination certificate that states they have received any 3 doses of an approved vaccine are deemed 'Fully Vaccinated', and will not require a COVID-19 pre-departure test.
- Unvaccinated passengers 17 years or younger are to be considered 'Fully Vaccinated', if accompanied by a parent or a guardian (whom they live with) is 'Fully Vaccinated' with 3 doses.
- Children younger than 6 years old do not need to present proof of testing– if the accompanying parent or guardian has a negative COVID-19 test or is considered 'Fully Vaccinated'.
Pre-departure testing for unvaccinated travellers
- Passengers who have not received 3 doses of vaccine are required to present proof of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test at most 72 hours prior to departure.
- There are mandatory 'data elements' that must be included on a pre-departure test result certificate.
- Find out more or download the Japanese Government Certificate of Testing for COVID-19 form.
Fast Track App
- You can pre-register for airport quarantine procedures with Fast Track before you enter Japan.
- If you use Fast Track, please remember to carry paper copies of your documentation to present at check-in.
International transit via Narita
International transit is permitted for all foreign nationals on strict conditions: :
- Passengers must hold 'confirmed same-day connection' with the other airline and all entry and health requirements for their next destination/s are met prior to check-in acceptance. They must remain airside and proceed directly to the Transit Security point International transit passengers who remain airside in NRT are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirements.
- Passengers meet all entry and health requirements for Japan, with a transit via Haneda (HND).
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 health clearance, all passengers must download, install and register the PeduliLindungi mobile app before departure. Upon arrival, you'll be required to scan a barcode using the app.
- For customs clearance, all passengers must complete the Electronic Customs Declaration (EDC) which will generate a unique code which must be presented upon arrival.
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.