New Zealand is set to open its borders to tourists from visa waiver countries from May 1 at 11:59pm (local time).
According to a press release by the New Zealand government, fully-vaccinated visitors from these countries, including Singapore, can travel to the country without needing to self-isolate on arrival.
They would, however, need to provide a negative pre-departure test. Negative Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) will also be required on arrival and on day 5 of their visit.
The country will also open up to arrivals from Australia from Apr. 13.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a press conference on Mar. 16 that the country has "received guidance" that it is now safe to "significantly bring forward the next stage of border reopening work, to bring back [their] tourists", 1News reported.
"We are ready to welcome the world back," she said.
She added that visitors should be prepared to isolate for a week should they test positive for Covid-19 while they're in New Zealand.
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