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Papua New Guinea Latest News: Government to lift COVID-19 lockdown starting 12 August amid surge in infections (Reuters, 10.08.2020) International Restrictions: *Entry to Papua New Guinea: Commercial options for travel to and from Papua New Guinea remain very limited. If transiting through another country, it is important that you also check the latest requirements for transit through that country. Nobody may enter Papua New Guinea unless they have a written exemptio... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Papua New Guinea Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Anyone arriving into Papua New Guinea must self-isolate in a government approved hotel for 14 days, unless you have spent the 7 days prior to travel in Australia (except the state of Victoria), New Zealand or one of a number of Pacific Island states. A full list is available on the official PNG government COVID-19 website. More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Papua New Guinea Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Nobody may enter Papua New Guinea unless they have a written exemption from the Controller or his delegate, and evidence of a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19 taken within a 7 day period prior to arrival. More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Nauru Flight restrictions: Published on 27.11.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must have spent the past 14 days in Australia (excluding the State of Victoria), Cook Isl., Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Isl., Micronesia (Federated States), New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Chinese Taipei, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu. --- Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR SARS-CoV-2 RNA test result. The test must: - be bas... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Nauru Quarantine: Published on 27.11.2020 Forced isolation Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for a minimum of 5 days. More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Australia Airlines updates: Published on 27.11.2020 Australian Airlines up domestic schedules as borders open up. Published on 14.11.2020 Jetstar, Qantas will resume flights between Victoria and Tasmania from 27 November Published on 04.11.2020 Qantas, Jestar Airways will add flights to, from Melbourne, Victoria over summer season Published on 28.10.2020 Qantas Adding More Flights To Tasmania From Next Month Published on 21.10.2020 Link Airways adds Canberra – Newc... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Nauru Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Nauru if they have visited or transited Iran, United States, Europe or Asia (excluding Taiwan) in the past 21 days. Passengers must have spent a minimum of 14 days in the countries or territories listed below prior to travelling to Nauru. Passengers travelling from a country not listed below may apply for an exemption to enter Nauru: Australia (excluding the state of Victoria), Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Australia Latest News: Queensland state border to open to visitors from New South Wales and Victoria states, South Australia-Victoria border to fully open from week of 30 November (Reuters, 24.11.2020). Sydney-Melbourne flights resume as New South Wales opens border to Victoria; Australian Capital Territory does the same (The Canberra Times, 23.11.2020). COVID-19 stay-at-home order lifted in South Australia after false report (Media reports, 21.11.2020). Border clos... More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Tonga Latest News: Government extends 'state of emergency' until 23 November 2020 (RNZ, 27.10.2020). International Restrictions: All international flights to Tonga are diverted from Tonga, except for international flights approved by the Ministry of Health. Air New Zealand will be running one flight a week for outbound passengers throughout November. *Entry to Tonga: A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the government of the Kingdom of Tonga,... More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Tonga Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Citizens, permanent residents, and emergency officials coming into the country from abroad will have to comply with the 14 day self-isolation period as directed by the authorities. More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

New Caledonia Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter New Caledonia from outside France and the French territories unless they hold a sworn statement that they do not have Covid-19. This statement can be obtained here prior to travel. Passengers travelling from France are not permitted to travel unless they hold a "Certificate of exceptional travel from or to an overseas territory subject to compelling reasons" ('Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire en provenance ou... More information

21.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

New Zealand Latest News: Flights from New Zealand to Melbourne resume (9News Australia, 16.11.2020). Government to ease Auckland's COVID-19 restrictions at midnight on 7 October (Reuters, 04.10.2020). International Restrictions: *Entry to New Zealand: The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all arrivals. New Zealand citizens and residents returning to New Zealand may travel to New Zealand and do not need any formal exemption. There are a small nu... More information

20.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

New Zealand Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Anyone entering New Zealand is required to undergo quarantine or managed isolation in an approved facility for a minimum of 14 days. Arrivals must then test negative for COVID-19 before entering the community. From 5 October, travellers to New Zealand will need to register on the Managed Isolation Allocation System as the first step to securing their place in a managed isolation facility. Before you bo... More information

20.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

New Zealand Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions- testing upon arrival. Anyone entering New Zealand is required to undergo quarantine or managed isolation in an approved facility for a minimum of 14 days. Arrivals must then test negative for COVID-19 before entering the community. Pre-departure COVID-19 testing is mandatory for flights with Emirates and Etihad Airways. Those requiring testing should contact their GP or visit the Healthpoint... More information

20.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Australia Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter or transit Australia. This does not apply to: Nationals and permanent residents of Australia, and those who are their immediate family (including partner, dependent children or legal guardian), provided they have received approval from the Department of Home Affairs. Approval can be requested by completing the form here. Passengers holding a partner or child visa (subclasses 100, 101, 102, 309, 445, 801, 820), Natio... More information

19.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Australia Latest News: South Australia authorities impose 6-day lockdown following outbreak of virulent strain of COVID-19 (Reuters, 18.11.2020). Inbound international flights suspended in South Australia as COVID-19 restrictions return (Stuff New Zealand, 17.11.2020) International Restrictions: Only Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter Australia without an exemption until further noti... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Cook Islands Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Cook Islands. This does not apply to the following passengers, provided holding confirmation of medical clearance from Te Marae Ora-Ministry of Health, verifying a negative Covid-19 test result obtained within 96 hours prior to travelling to Cook Islands: Nationals, residents, or permit holders of the Cook Islands who have ongoing rights to enter the Cook Islands and have completed 14 days quarantine in New Zealand p... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

French Polynesia Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter French Polynesia unless they hold the following: A negative result of a RT-PCR test for Covid-19 carried out less than 72 hours before the flight. Passengers who failed to obtain a negative result within 72 hours must present a certificate of completion of the test, and will be subject to an antigenic test for Covid-19 (they must test negative for the antigenic test) before their flight. PCR or antigenic tests are o... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: yes Quarantine: no

Kiribati Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Kiribati if they have been in one of the below countries in the past 14 days: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland,... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

New Zealand Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter New Zealand. This includes holders of temporary entry visas and visa-waiver passengers, and passengers who have been issued a residence visa offshore and have not yet travelled to New Zealand on this visa. This does not apply to: Nationals and residents of New Zealand, and those who are their immediate family (including partner, dependent children or legal guardian), Nationals and permanent residents of Australia w... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Norfolk Islands Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Norfolk Island. This does not apply to: Nationals and residents of Norfolk Islands, Australian citizens and residents entering from Australia, as long as they are not travelling from Victoria, and have completed an online entry pass here within 72 to 24 hours prior to travel. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Northern Mariana Islands Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter or transit the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands if they have entered or transited any Schengen Area member state, China, Iran, Ireland, or the United Kingdom in the past 14 days. This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they have completed a CNMI Mandatory Declaration Form here at least 3 days prior to arrival in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: They are a national or... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Samoa Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Samoa. This does not apply to: Essential flights, Passengers who have not travelled outside their departure country in the past 28 days, Passengers holding a negative Covid-19 test certificate obtained within 3 days or 72 hours prior to arrival in Samoa, This does not apply to passengers travelling from American Samoa. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Wallis and Futuna Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to travel unless they hold a "Travel Certificate for access to French territory" (Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire et justificatif de déplacement professionnel) detailing their travel plans, and a sworn statement that they do not have Covid-19. This travel certificate and the statement can be obtained online here prior to travel. Passengers aged 11 years or older will be refused entry if they are not holding a result o... More information

18.11.2020

Vanuatu Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Vanuatu. This does not apply to: Nationals of Vanuatu, Residents of Vanuatu, provided they have resided in Vanuatu for the last 3 years, Passengers holding a valid residence permit issued prior to April 2020, Business owners holding a valid residency visa, Dependants of a valid residency visa holder who are currently in Vanuatu (passengers must apply for a residency visa prior to arrival in Vanuatu), Passengers ho... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Guam Crossing rules: Passengers staying for 5 days or longer are subject to Covid-19 testing on arrival in Guam, and must remain in quarantine for 14 days or until a negative test result is returned. Passengers staying for less than 5 days are subject to Covid-19 testing on arrival in Guam, and must remain in quarantine for 14 days or until a negative test result is returned if travelling from the following countries: Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Mexico,... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Australia Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. All international travellers entering Australia need to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a designated facility (for example a hotel) at their port of arrival. This is arranged by individual State and Territory governments. More information

17.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Australia Latest News: Flights from New Zealand to Melbourne resume (9News Australia, 16.11.2020). Avalon Airport will resume flights from 18 December (09.11.2020). Prime Minister orders month-long lockdown to combat COVID-19 (ABC, 31.10.2020). International Restrictions: Only Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter Australia without an exemption until further notice. Travellers who meet... More information

17.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Samoa Flight restrictions: Published on 12.11.2020 Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Fiji Passengers arriving from Fiji must have been in Fiji for at least 28 days before arrival. Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in American Samoa, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu Passengers traveling via Nadi (NAN) from Kiribati, Marshall Isl., Micronesia (Federated Sta... More information

12.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Vanuatu Latest News: Government extends state of emergency until end of year. (RNZ, 15.07.2020) International Restrictions: *International travel: Commercial flights to and from Vanuatu are very limited. Air Vanuatu are running a small number of cargo services with some seats for passengers, to Brisbane, Auckland and Noumea. For travellers wishing to leave Vanuatu, the final outbound flight in 2020 will be a service to Brisbane, departing on 19 December. Air... More information

11.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

French Polynesia Flight restrictions: published 09.11.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must complete an "ETIS Application" at etis.pf. A QR code must be presented upon arrival. --- Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before departure of the last direct flight to French Polynesia. More information

09.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: yes Quarantine: no

New Zealand Airlines updates: Published on 09.11.2020 Air New Zealand extends suspension of inbound bookings until 14 December 20.10.2020 Air New Zealand in recent schedule update once again filed changes to its planned service to Norfolk Island, during Northern winter 2020/21 season, from 25OCT20 to 27MAR21. Previously reported on Airlineroute in late-September, the Star Alliance carrier has restored 2nd weekly flight on Brisbane – Norfolk Island sector. Latest adjustment see... More information

09.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

New Zealand Flight restrictions: published 03.11.2020 Total entry ban Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to partners or children of nationals or residents of New Zealand. Their visa must be based on the relationship. More information

03.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Nauru International Restrictions: The only scheduled flight to Nauru is now a fortnightly service, on alternate Fridays, Brisbane-Nauru-Brisbane. Nauru authorities are requesting all persons to consider whether travel to Nauru is necessary and all persons are asked to cancel or postpone any non-essential travel to Nauru. All passengers must present evidence of a negative PCR COVID test, undertaken not more than 3 days before travel to Nauru. Only passengers who... More information

03.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Solomon Islands International Restrictions: The Solomon Islands Government have announced that the last scheduled international flight departed Honiara on Friday 27 March. Honiara International Airport is now closed to all scheduled international flights although a small number of charter flights are being operated by Solomon Airlines, primarily to repatriate stranded Solomon Island citizens. Effective 10 June, new arrangements are in place for passengers arriving in Hon... More information

03.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Nauru Certification: COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known. All persons travelling to Nauru are required to undergo pre-travel screening. More information

03.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Solomon Islands Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Quarantine for a minimum of 14 days is mandatory on arrival and all passengers will undertake at least 3 COVID tests before being permitted to leave quarantine. Non-Solomon Islanders are expected to pay for quarantine in one of the local hotels. More information

03.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Tonga Latest News: Government extends 'state of emergency' until 23 November 2020 (RNZ, 27.10.2020). International Restrictions: Entry to Tonga: All international flights to Tonga are diverted from Tonga, except for international flights approved by the Ministry of Health. Air New Zealand will be running one flight a week for outbound passengers throughout October. A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, th... More information

02.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Vanuatu Latest News: Government extends state of emergency until end of year. (RNZ, 15.07.2020) International Restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Vanuatu are very limited. Borders are closed to non-residents. Returning Citizens, permanent residents and diplomats will be allowed to return but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. The Government of Vanuatu has also issued specific instructions to crew on aircraft and foreign going se... More information

28.10.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Tonga Latest News: Government extends 'state of emergency' until 26 October 2020 (Matangi Tonga, 01.10.2020). International Restrictions: Entry to Tonga: All international flights to Tonga are diverted from Tonga, except for international flights approved by the Ministry of Health. Air New Zealand will be running one flight a week for outbound passengers throughout October. A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of... More information

27.10.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Samoa Quarantine: Published on 23.10.2020 Forced isolation Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. More information

23.10.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Papua New Guinea Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Papua New Guinea. This does not apply to the following passengers provided they are entering Papua New Guinea through Jacksons International Airport (POM): Nationals and residents of Papua New Guinea, Government officials, diplomatic staff and staff of international organisations, Employees of approved organisations or business, Passengers who have obtained a written approval issued by the Emergency Controller. More information

23.10.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Papua New Guinea Flight restrictions: published 21.10.2020 Total entry ban Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to passengers with a State of Emergency (SOE) controller approval. --- Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure. More information

21.10.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Australia Flight restrictions: published 20.10.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers are not allowed to enter Australia. - This does not apply to the immediate family members of nationals of Australia. - This does not apply to diplomats accredited to Australia and currently resident in Australia, and their immediate family members. - This does not apply to the immediate family members of nationals of New Zealand residing in Australia. - This does not apply to passengers arriving fr... More information

20.10.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Norfolk Islands Flight restrictions: Published on 20.10.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers are not allowed to enter Australia. - This does not apply to the immediate family members of nationals of Australia. - This does not apply to diplomats accredited to Australia and currently resident in Australia, and their immediate family members. - This does not apply to the immediate family members of nationals of New Zealand residing in Australia. - This does not apply to passengers arriving... More information

20.10.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Norfolk Islands Quarantine: Published on 20.10.2020 Quarantine is possible Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry; details can be found at covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au - This does not apply to airline crew with the appropriate personal protective equipment. More information

20.10.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Tonga Latest News: Government extends 'state of emergency' until 26 October 2020 (Matangi Tonga, 01.10.2020). International Restrictions: The Government of Tonga has announced that 105 international flights to Tonga are diverted from Tonga until Saturday 12 September 2020, except for international flights approved by the Ministry of Health. Air New Zealand will be running one flight a week for outbound passengers throughout October. These flights have been... More information

12.10.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Federated States of Micronesia Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Federated States of Micronesia. This does not apply to nationals of the Federated States of Micronesia. Exceptions may also be granted on a case-by-case basis for health workers who are visiting the Federated States of Micronesia to assist with Covid-19, government officials, and those who are escorting human remains. Nationals of the Federated States of Micronesia are not permitted to travel to China and countries wi... More information

09.10.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Solomon Islands Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Solomon Islands. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Solomon Islands. Passengers must complete a "Traveller’s Public Health Declaration Card" on arrival in Solomon Islands. Passengers who have travelled through countries with reported cases of Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to arrival in the Solomon Islands must quarantine for 14 days on arrival. More information

09.10.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

American Samoa Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter American Samoa. This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they hold a negative Covid-19 screening test result taken within 72 hours prior to travelling to American Samoa: Nationals and citizens of the United States, provided holding proof of residence in American Samoa (such as local ID, hospital ID or utility bill), Passengers who have obtained an "OK Board" documentation prior to travelling to Ameri... More information

09.10.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

New Zealand Latest News: Government to ease Auckland's COVID-19 restrictions at midnight on 7 October (Reuters, 04.10.2020). Countrywide COVID-19 Alert Level drops at midnight on 21 September except for Auckland (NZ Media, 20.09.2020). International Restrictions: *Entry to New Zealand: The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all arrivals. New Zealand citizens and residents returning to New Zealand may travel to New Zealand and do not need any form... More information

08.10.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Papua New Guinea Airlines updates: Published on 07.10.2020 Air Niugini opens international flights to Honiara Published on 22.07.2020 Air Niugini cancels Chuuk / Pohnpei service resumption from Sep 2020 Published on 10.07.2020 Air Niugini July/August 2020 International operations as of 09JUL20 More information

07.10.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Fiji Airlines updates: 06.10.2020 Fiji Airways in the last few days extended International scheduled service suspension, as the airline removed all International flights in November. Planned service resumption to the US (including Hawaii) as well as Kiritimati in The Kiribati, previously scheduled to resume as early as December, has also been postponed again to second week of January 2021. Following routes to be resumed from 01DEC20, subject to change: Nadi – Apia Nadi – Au... More information

06.10.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Tonga Latest News: Government extends 'sate of emergency' until 26 October 2020 (Matangi Tonga, 01.10.2020). International Restrictions: Tongan borders are closed to entry to all foreign nationals. All international cruise ships and yachts scheduled to arrive after 19 March will not be granted entry into Tonga until further notice. Some countries in the region have also introduced travel restrictions to and from the Pacific islands. You should check specif... More information

06.10.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

New Zealand Latest News: Government to ease Auckland's COVID-19 restrictions at midnight on 7 October (Reuters, 04.10.2020). Countrywide COVID-19 Alert Level drops at midnight on 21 September except for Auckland (NZ Media, 20.09.2020). International Restrictions: *Entry to New Zealand: The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all arrivals. New Zealand citizens and residents returning to New Zealand may travel to New Zealand and do not need any form... More information

05.10.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Papua New Guinea Latest News: Government to lift COVID-19 lockdown starting 12 August amid surge in infections (Reuters, 10.08.2020) International Restrictions: *Entry to Papua New Guinea: Commercial options for travel to and from Papua New Guinea remain very limited. If transiting through another country, it is important that you also check the latest requirements for transit through that country. Nobody may enter Papua New Guinea unless they have a written exempt... More information

05.10.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Palau Flight restrictions: Published on 30.09.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must have an approved Quarantine Certificate obtained before departure at palaugov.pw Ban entry for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in China, Hong Kong, Macao Passengers and airline crew arriving from China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) are not allowed to enter. --- Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter if in the past 14... More information

30.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Palau Quarantine: Published on 30.09.2020 Forced isolation Passengers and airline crew are subject to quarantine for 14 days. More information

30.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Niue Flight restrictions: Published on 30.09.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 4 days before departure from New-Zealand. Ban entry for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland,... More information

30.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Fiji Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter or transit through Fiji. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Fiji, Australia or New Zealand, provided that they have downloaded the "careFIJI App" when arriving in Fiji. Fiji nationals must hold a negative PCR test obtained within 72 hours prior to departure if they are travelling from a country determined as a high risk for Covid-19, and have confirmed this via pereeza.ali@govnet.gov.fj or crmt@govnet.g... More information

30.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Australia Latest News: Melbourne's ban on inbound international flights will continue until at least early November(Executive Traveller, 28.09.2020). Officials to relax border restrictions in Queensland, South Australia as number of COVID-19 cases decreases (Reuters, 22.09.2020). Government will extend its restrictions on cruise ships entering country, ban on overseas travel for another three months (9News Australia, 03.09.3030). International Restrictions:... More information

29.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Australia Latest News: Melbourne's ban on inbound international flights will continue until at least early November(Executive Traveller, 28.09.2020). Officials to relax border restrictions in Queensland, South Australia as number of COVID-19 cases decreases (Reuters, 22.09.2020). Government will extend its restrictions on cruise ships entering country, ban on overseas travel for another three months (9News Australia, 03.09.3030). International Restrictions:... More information

28.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Guam Flight restrictions: published 26.09.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test on the 6th day after arrival. More information

26.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Guam Quarantine: published 26.09.2020 Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine. More information

26.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Tuvalu Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Tuvalu. This does not apply to nationals of Tuvalu on repatriation flights. Passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Tuvalu. More information

25.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Palau Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Palau if they have travelled from or transited through China, Hong Kong or Macau in the past 14 days. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Palau. Passengers are required to complete a Health Declaration Form upon entry into Palau. Passengers must hold a negative PCR test obtained at least 72 hours prior to departure and must also certify that they have remained free of Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days pri... More information

24.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Tonga Latest News: Government extends 'sate of emergency' until 12 March 2021(Gov.uk, 23.09.2020). International Restrictions: Tongan borders are closed to entry to all foreign nationals. All international cruise ships and yachts scheduled to arrive after 19 March will not be granted entry into Tonga until further notice. Some countries in the region have also introduced travel restrictions to and from the Pacific islands. You should check specifics for an... More information

23.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Fiji Flight restrictions: Published on 22.09.2020 Total entry ban Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter. --- Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure. More information

22.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Fiji Quarantine: Published on 22.09.2020 Home/self isolation Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days. More information

22.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

New Zealand Latest News: Countrywide COVID-19 Alert Level drops at midnight on 21 September except for Auckland (NZ Media, 20.09.2020). International Restrictions: The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all arrivals. New Zealand citizens and residents returning to New Zealand may travel to New Zealand and do not need any formal exemption. There are a small number of additional, limited exceptions to the ban on travelling to and entering New Zeal... More information

21.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Palau International Restrictions: Travelers will subject to be quarantine and testing upon arrival. All travelers will subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine and undertake 2 separate PCR swab test. If the first test result is negative then at the end of the 14 days of quarantine they may transfer to their residence to complete a further 7-day self-isolation. Wearing face shield is mandatory when exiting the airplane in Palau. Palau has restricted entrance of... More information

21.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Papua New Guinea Latest News: Government to lift COVID-19 lockdown starting 12 August amid surge in infections (Reuters, 10.08.2020) International Restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Papua New Guinea remain very limited. Nobody may enter Papua New Guinea unless they have a written exemption from the Controller and have tested negative for COVID-19 within a 7 day period prior to arrival. International visitors should apply for the exemption, including the re... More information

21.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Palau Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. All travelers will be subject to take 2 separate PCR swab test. More information

21.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Australia Latest News: Government will extend its restrictions on cruise ships entering country, ban on overseas travel for another three months (9News Australia, 03.09.3030). New South Wales will extend border region with Victoria on 4 September to prevent spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 02.09.2020). International Restrictions: Only Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter Australia without an... More information

18.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

New Caledonia Airlines updates: 16.09.2020 AirCalin in recent schedule update filed changes to Northern winter 2020/21 season, between 25OCT20 to 27MAR21. Due to ongoing travel restrictions, the airline has removed schedule listing except Futuna, Nadi, Tokyo and Wallis Island. Following flights available for reservation between 25OCT20 and 27MAR21, however certain service may see booking limitations. Noumea – Nadi – Wallis Island 1 weekly available for reservation for Wallis Island on... More information

16.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

French Polynesia Airlines updates: 16.09.2020 Air Tahiti Nui in recent schedule update revised planned service resumption to New Zealand and Japan, now scheduled in the first quarter of 2021. Latest adjustment as of 15SEP20 as follows. Papeete – Auckland Service to resume on 09JAN21, 2 weekly 787-9 Papeete – Tokyo Narita Service to resume on 14JAN21, 1 weekly 787-9 Additional changes remain possible. Published on 15.10.2020 Air Tahiti Nui delays Japan / New Zealand resumption t... More information

16.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: yes Quarantine: no

Australia Government will extend its restrictions on cruise ships entering country, ban on overseas travel for another three months (9News Australia, 03.09.3030). New South Wales will extend border region with Victoria on 4 September to prevent spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 02.09.2020). *****International Restrictions: Only Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter Australia without an exemption un... More information

14.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

New Caledonia Government extends ban on most commercial international flights for three months (RNZ, 21.07.2020) *****International restrictions: Only travellers who can prove that entry is for urgent family/work reasons will be allowed to enter, and they will be expected to fill in a travel certificate available here. All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for their destination. The test is obligatory and... More information

11.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Tonga *****International restrictions: The Government of Tonga has announced that 105 international flights to Tonga are diverted from Tonga until Saturday 12 September 2020, except for international flights approved by the Ministry of Health. A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, this has been renewed until 8pm on Monday 28 September. Tongan borders are closed to entry to all foreign nationals. All internationa... More information

08.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Guam Airlines updates: 07.09.2020 United Airlines during the weekend of 04SEP20’s schedule update extended Guam / Micronesia interim schedule until 31OCT20. As of 04SEP20, planned operation for the period of 09SEP20 – 31OCT20 as follows. Additional changes remain highly possible. Guam – Chuuk – Pohnpei – Kosrae – Kwajalein – Majuro – Honolulu 737-700 operates on following dates: 18-19SEP20, 16-17OCT20 Guam – Honolulu 1 daily 777-200 Guam – Koror 737-700 operates on followin... More information

07.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Cook Islands Airlines updates: Published on 04.09.2020 Air Rarotonga Sep/Oct 2020 operations as of 03SEP20 More information

04.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Australia Government will extend its restrictions on cruise ships entering country, ban on overseas travel for another three months (9News Australia, 03.09.3030). New South Wales will extend border region with Victoria on 4 September to prevent spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 02.09.2020). *****International Restrictions: Only Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter Australia without an exemption un... More information

03.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Australia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known. All travellers arriving in Australia may be required to undergo enhanced health screening on arrival before going into quarantine. This can include temperature testing. You may also be asked to undergo screening or testing in quarantine. The Australian authorities provide an Information for international travellers fact sheet to all travellers on arrival in Australia. This provides information on... More information

03.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Tuvalu Quarantine: Quarantine requirement outside territory. Every person returning to the island will be subject to a 14-day quarantine, be required to sign a quarantine form, and complete all required forms from the Ministry of Health. More information

02.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Tonga *****International restrictions: A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, this has been renewed until 8pm on Monday 28 September. Tongan borders are closed to entry to all foreign nationals.The Kingdom of Tonga has extended the National COVID-19 Restrictions Directions until 8pm on Monday 31 August. These includes a night time curfew from midnight to 5am. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the g... More information

02.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Tuvalu *****International restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Tuvalu remain very limited. There are currently no commercial to Tuvalu and the borders are closed to all non-nationals/residents. The Government of Tuvalu announced restrictions prohibiting entry to Tuvalu of anyone who has been in China within 30 days of arrival in Tuvalu. This restriction includes entry to seafarers from foreign vessels that have been in China or “a high-risk country” (unde... More information

02.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Australia Borders will remain closed in Tasmania until at least 1 December (ABC, 18.08.2020). Melbourne's government extends ban on international flights; Tullamarine Airport suspends international operations until 24 October. (Sky News, 08.08.2020) *****International Restrictions: Only Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter Australia without an exemption until further notice. Travellers who... More information

02.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

New Zealand Authorities suspend nonessential outbound travel; government prepares to extend ban on inbound travel for at least another 30 days (RNZ, 31.08.2020). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland through 30 August (Reuters, 23.08.2020). Airlines restrict operations as lockdown extended. Auckland will remain at Level 3 with the rest of the country to remain at Level 2 until 26 August. (Ch-Aviation, 17.08.2020). *****International Restrictions: The New... More information

01.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Vanuatu Government extends state of emergency until end of year. (RNZ, 15.07.2020) *****International restrictions: Borders are closed to non-residents. Returning Citizens, permanent residents and diplomats will be allowed to return but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. The Government of Vanuatu has also issued specific instructions to crew on aircraft and foreign going sea vessels. Special consideration will be applied to medical evacuations... More information

01.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Cook Islands *****International restrictions: The borders of the Cook Islands are closed to all persons unless an exemption is provided (in writing) by the Cook Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. The closure is in response to new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. Exemptions detailed on the Cook Islands Travel Advisory [Exemptions detailed on the Cook Islands Travel Advisory comprise Cook Islanders, Permanent Residents of the Cook Islands, Cook Islands... More information

01.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Vanuatu Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Arriving passengers are required to undergo 14 days’ quarantine at a government approved location at their own expense. More information

01.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Cook Islands Ban on incoming air travel may be extended from 30 August (RNZ,27.08.2020). The Cook Islands has issued a temporary total air border closure for inwards travel in response to new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See the Cook Islands website [https://cookislands.travel/news/novel-coronavirus-information-travellers-arriving-cook-islands] for further information. (Gov.uk, 27.08.2020) *****International restrictions: The Cook Islands has issued a temporary... More information

27.08.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

New Zealand Government extends COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland through 30 August (Reuters, 23.08.2020). Airlines restrict operations as lockdown extended. Auckland will remain at Level 3 with the rest of the country to remain at Level 2 until 26 August. (Ch-Aviation, 17.08.2020) Air New Zealand puts hold on new bookings for flights into country for three weeks (News, 18.08.2020). *****International Restrictions: The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost al... More information

27.08.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Vanuatu Flight restrictions: published 26.08.2020 Total entry ban Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to passengers with a Special Category Visa issued by Vanuatu before April 2020. They must have approval from the immigration. --- Vanuatu's borders are closed. - This does not apply to humanitarian and repatriation flights. --- Passengers must complete the "Online Travelers Health Registration Form" 24 hours before departure. The form can be found at f... More information

26.08.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Cook Islands Borders closed in response to new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand (RNZ, 17.08.2020). The Cook Islands has issued a temporary total air border closure for inwards travel in response to new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See the Cook Islands website [https://cookislands.travel/news/novel-coronavirus-information-travellers-arriving-cook-islands] for further information. (Gov.uk, 17.08.2020) *****International restrictions: The Cook Islands has issued a tem... More information

26.08.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

New Zealand Government extends COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland through 30 August (Reuters, 23.08.2020). Airlines restrict operations as lockdown extended. Auckland will remain at Level 3 with the rest of the country to remain at Level 2 until 26 August. (Ch-Aviation, 17.08.2020) Air New Zealand puts hold on new bookings for flights into country for three weeks (News, 18.08.2020). *****International Restrictions: The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost al... More information

24.08.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Samoa Airlines updates: Published on 21.08.2020 Samoa Airways resumes Apia – Savai’i from late-August 2020 More information

21.08.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Cook Islands Borders closed in response to new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand (RNZ, 17.08.2020). The Cook Islands has issued a temporary total air border closure for inwards travel in response to new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See the Cook Islands website [https://cookislands.travel/news/novel-coronavirus-information-travellers-arriving-cook-islands] for further information. (Gov.uk, 17.08.2020) *****International restrictions: The Cook Islands has issued a tem... More information

19.08.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Vanuatu Government extends state of emergency until end of year (RNZ, 15.07.2020). *****International restrictions: Borders are currently closed with no commercial flights entering or leaving Vanuatu. The Government of Vanuatu has also issued specific instructions to crew on aircraft and foreign going sea vessels. Special consideration will be applied to medical evacuations, foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations in Vanuatu on a case-by-case... More information

19.08.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Cook Islands Quarantine: Quarantine requirement outside territory. The Cook Islands have restricted the entry of all travelers except for Cook Islanders and Cook Islands Permit Holders who have been present in New Zealand for at least 30 days and whose main purpose of travel is to return home, or to take up or resume employment. More information

19.08.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no